Pidgin Eye

Pidgin Eye


Author: Joe Balaz | Paperback

Pidgin Eye features thirty-five years of poetry by acclaimed author Joe Balaz.

Writing in Pidgin (Hawaii Creole English), he honors the beauty, strength, and complexity of Hawaiʻi and the voices of its peoples. Balaz's philosophical lyricism tightly weaves history and humor, aloha ʻāina and protest, the spiritual and the everyday. Together, these poems envision a world in which-like Pidgin-"everyting deserves to fly."

Author Joe Balaz, born and raised in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu, is of Hawaiian, Slovakian, and Irish ancestry. He is the author of multiple books of poetry in Standard English and Pidgin (Hawaiʻi Creole English), as well as the editor of Ho'omānoa: An Anthology of Contemporary Hawaiian Literature. His writing, visual poetry, and artwork have been published in national and international journals and anthologies. Throughout his career, he has passionately advocated for Hawaiian and Pidgin literature.

Publisher: Independently Published | Pub Date: April 13, 2019 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 280 | Dimensions: 0.63" H x 9.0" L x 6.0" W | 0.91 lbs