Kirby Wright

The Night of Puanani, short story by Kirby Wright

I told my big brother Ben I saw him in Kaunakakai with Puanani. He pretended it wasn't him but later admitted he didn't go hunting. He said her grandmother’s number was scrawled on the Ancient Hawaiian Moon Calendar and he phoned Puanani when our grandmother was taking a nap. Instead of going hunting, he'd stashed Gramma's rifle behind a kiawe tree and hitchhiked west. It had been Ben's third trip.

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Kirby Wright

Kirby Wright

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Kirby has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, the San Diego Book Award, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel.

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