By Diamond Head

Hank Lazer has published twenty-four books of poetry, including Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), Brush Mind: At Hand (2016), N24 (2014) and N18 (2012), Portions (2009), The New Spirit<,i> (2005), Elegies & Vacations (2004), and Days (2002). Lazer’s Selected Poems have been published in Italy and in China and will be appearing shortly in Cuba. In 2015, Lazer was selected to receive Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature. His books of criticism include Opposing Poetries (two volumes, 1996) and Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays 1996-2008 (2008). Lazer’s mother lives in Honolulu, and since 1984 he has been a frequent visitor to Oahu.

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By Diamond Head
By Hank Lazer • 2016 •  $10
Design by Jeff Sanner

Hank Lazer has been traveling to O’ahu for over 30 years to visit his mother; during his stays on the island, he has kept to his writing and Buddhist practice. These four deceptively simple poems, moving down the page in narrow threads, respond to his mother’s loss of sight, his own acts of attention to Kapiolani Park, to memory and immediacy both.

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