Manoa, vol. 20, no. 1 (2008): Gates of Reconciliation

Gates of Reconciliation coverPresented by Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing

Gates of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination

Edited by Frank Stewart and Barry Lopez

In this collection of essays, fiction, and poetry set in South America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, the United States, and elsewhere, a diverse group of writers explores the role of literature in confronting the most pressing issue of our time: how individuals, communities, and nations can reconcile differences and grievances and forge a future with a renewed sense of dignity and mutual respect.

Prologue: ¡Nunca Más!, vii
Barry Lopez


Save the I-Hotel, 1
Lysley Tenorio

In Memoriam, 35
Jorge Edwards

Cranes, 166
Hwang Sun-wŏn


Three Poems, 19
Margaret Atwood

Eclogues, 54
Mark Tredinnick

Soul of the Felt Cloak, 93
Aku Wuwu

Two Poems, 113
Taha Muhammad Ali

Two Poems, 137
Aharon Shabtai

Three Poems, 144
Samih al-Qasim


Messages from Abroad, 26
Alexis Nelson

Pollen: An Ode, 51
Christopher Cokinos

Stellwagen Bank, 66
Lydia Peelle

Visitations, 73
John Luther Adams

One Story House, 78
Rebecca Solnit

As If 1918 Never Happened, 101
Davide Sapienza

Threshold of Human Touch, 108
Kate Joyce

from Baghdad, Yesterday, 128
Sasson Somekh

The Dogs of Deng Xiao Ping, 146
Santiago Roncagliolo

Epilogue, 171
Barry Lopez

About the Contributors, 173