Place names
Julia Wieting



E. Manoa, I know you. We stay


touching: I slept in your shade, fought


your wind. Rain wet my hair


as I cycled home to Pinau


where I found myself loving.


A place to live in, inroad.


You have a name? Earnest?




Go ethe, to where the sun


rises to an also where


over Lake Michigan light


flakes blue off glass. A better


word for windows, chips.


Scales. Brindle the sky


like a long mo'o tail lying


kited along the st.




-ave, an expression


greeting or farewell ave






Hello route. Good


be with you




me where I am.




Julia Wieting lives on O'ahu and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she won the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize. She publishes Paradise Review and has previously held editorial positions at Hawai'i Review and Vice-Versa. Her work has been published locally and internationally, most recently in Bone Bouquet, Hawai'i Review, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Summit and Bamboo Ridge. She was also a contributor to Spiral Orb Four.