Joe Balaz

Joe Balaz writes in Hawaiian Islands Pidgin (Hawai'i Creole English) and in American-English. Some of his recent Pidgin writing has appeared in Juked, Otoliths, Snorkel, and Hawai'i Pacific Review, among others. Balaz is an avid supporter of Hawaiian Islands Pidgin writing in the expanding context of World Literature. He presently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

cause all dose levees made of dung
​nevah seem to hold up so well.

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Carolyn just loves
da new house in Kahala.

Hard to believe dat she grew up as wun local
cause she look and act like wun Katonk.

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Da predators are tinking
it’s time foa wun feast

unaware dat dey going get fleeced. 

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