A schizophrenic insomniac with very few friends, who likes to write and would like to inspire others to do some writing for themselves also.
He teaches us about the milisnake, the raboadroach, the duckrangutang, the man-armed flybee among other assortments of synthetic creatures which he discusses on his journey around the world to educate us about these creatures.
With a small budget and an inherent desire to educate the universe about these creatures, he goes on a journey to find more about himself and these creatures.
Marshallese poet and activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s writing highlights the traumas of colonialism, racism, forced migration, the legacy of American nuclear testing, and the impending threats of climate change. Bearing witness at the front lines of various activist movements inspires her work and has propelled her poetry onto international stages, where she has performed in front of audiences ranging from elementary school students to more than a hundred world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit.
The poet connects us to Marshallese daily life and tradition, likening her poetry to a basket and its essential materials. Her cultural roots and her family provides the thick fiber, the structure of the basket. Her diasporic upbringing is the material which wraps around the fiber, an essential layer to the structure of her experiences. And her passion for justice and change, the passion which brings her to the front lines of activist movements—is the stitching that binds these two experiences together.
Iep Jaltok will make history as the first published book of poetry written by a Marshallese author, and it ushers in an important new voice for justice.