Carolyn Lei-Lanilau

b. 1946 Honolulu, Hawai'i

earlier wrote as Carolyn Lau

has also appeared as Carolyn Leilani Lau

full name Carolyn Leilani Yu Zhen Lau

another name Karyle Lau

of Hakka heritage -- her Chinese mother Mildred Chong Lau, born on Kohala

her father John Winfred/Winfield -- Chinese, Hawaiian, and Portuguese, born in Nu'uanu, O'ahu

sister Jacqueline Lokelani

daughters Eirelan Kai'ipo and Kalea-Qyana

M.A. in English, San Francisco State, specializing in Chinese poetry, linguistics, and William Blake

after graduation worked for the gestalt psychotherapist Frederick S. Perls

expert on Chinese women's secret language of Hu Nan Province

1989 American Book Award for her first book of poetry, Wode Shuofa --My Way of Speaking

Ono Ono Girl`s Hula, University of Wisconsin Press, 1997

widely anthologized, including The Best American Poetry of 1996, Making More Waves: New Writing By Asian American Women edited by Elaine H. Kim, Lilia V. Villanueva, and Asian Women United of CA Paperback $6.95 0-807-05913-7. Chinese American Poetry: An Anthology Edited by L. Ling-chi Wang and Henry Yiheng Zhao Paperback $6.95 0-295-97154-1 University of Washington, 1991, and others

has appeared in such journals as The Bloomsbury Review, The American Poetry Review, Manoa, Yellow Silk, Zyzzyva, and Calyx.

has been a lecturer at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and at West O'ahu, Tianjin Foreign Language Institute in China, and Cal State- Hayward.

divides her time between Oakland, California and Honolulu, Hawai'i

Carolyn Lau at Roth Publishing

Carolyn Leilani Lau at Raven Chronicles

Carolyn Lei-Lanilau Shunzo Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture

Ono Ono Girl's Hula reviewed by Justin Chin

Ono Ono Girl's Hula panned by northern person of limited insight

KSAA Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association 2004 writing tour Hulipiha Mele o Pikake a Europa, Tracing the Scent of Pikake in Europe

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