Noʻu Revilla

Contact:
nrevilla@hawaii.edu

Aloha. I am a Pacific poet, performer, and Ph.D. candidate of Hawaiian and Tahitian descent. Born and raised on the island of Maui, I was surrounded by strong and resourceful women, fishermen, hula dancers, and singers. In both my critical and creative works, I am committed to thinking through and creating space for new discussions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and storytelling. In 2012, I created a poetry installation at the Honolulu Museum of Art entitled Alter-ing Papers, which drew from aloha ʻāina letters by Queen Liliʻuokalani. From 2013 to 2015, I served as Poetry Editor on the Hawaiʻi Review team, which produced the award-winning Muliwai issue, and in May 2015, I humbly organized and hosted the first Aloha ʻĀina Zine Workshop in solidarity with the protectors of Mauna Kea. I have been blessed to perform throughout Hawaiʻi nei as well as in Toronto and Papua New Guinea.

Areas of Interest


  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Feminist Theory
  • Women's Literatures
  • Queer Theory and Literatures
  • Pacific Literatures
  • Collaborative Art & Community Organizing

Awards


  • 2015 John Young Scholarship in the Arts
  • 2012 Myrle Clark Award with distinction
  • 2011 John Young Scholarship in the Arts

Courses


Spring Semester 2018
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing: Desire & Memory: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing: Desire & Memory: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

Fall Semester 2017
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-313: Creative Writing

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-378: Native Hawaiian Lit in English

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing (Sex, Drugs & Family: Poetry & Memoir)

Summer Semester 2016
  • ENG-273: Creative Writing: (Session I)
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing (Session II)

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I