Emelihter Kihleng captures the Pacific, in verse

A lot more than a yr ago, poet Emelihter Kihleng was struggling to finish a fellowship in Munich, Germany. She was sensation helpless and nervous about a crisis having more than the globe: COVID-19.  Kihleng wrote a few strains a day and put in 8 months in Italy, when she made […]

A lot more than a yr ago, poet Emelihter Kihleng was struggling to finish a fellowship in Munich, Germany. She was sensation helpless and nervous about a crisis having more than the globe: COVID-19. 

Kihleng wrote a few strains a day and put in 8 months in Italy, when she made a decision to return house to Guam. 

“I’m not a person of those people today born creating a poem. Looking through and composing poetry, understanding about the craft, and workshopping my poems and my classmates’ poems served me locate my voice,” Kihleng, 39, stated. 

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Kihleng is 1 of a handful of Micronesians to publish poetry in English and Pohnpeian. She joins a smaller team of poets who have written about Micronesia, together with Peter Onedera, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Craig Santos Perez. 

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