Juliet S. Kono From “Hilo Rains,” Republished with Permission Editor’s note: “Hilo Rains,” Juliet Kono Lee’s first book of poetry, was published in 1988 by Bamboo Ridge Press. The poems draw on Kono’s and her family’s experiences in Hilo, recalling plantation life, World War II blackouts, the 1946 tsunami and other aspects of the Japanese…

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