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I was born and raised in Hawaii--my great great grandmother was pure Hawaiian from Maui.

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I would have to say when Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. wrote the following on my copy of BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS I was doomed or destined to be a writer:

"To Kirby Wright, who will make it as a writer. I know these things."   

Birth Place
Honolulu, HI USA

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where he studied under the tutelage of Frances Mayes. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. Wright is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in Hawaii.

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KIRBY WRIGHT SELECTED AS VISITING WRITER FOR 2009 INTERNATIONAL WRITERS CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG Kirby Wright will join fellow US poet GARY SNYDER at the International Writers Conference in Hong Kong this November. Wright was selected as Hawaii's representative and will join a panel of 6 fellow Pacific Rim writers at the month long conference, which includes excursions into Mainland China. His poems and short stories have appeared in Hawai'i Review, Chaminade Literary Review, and Honolulu Magazine. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA as well as the award-winning poetry collection BEFORE THE CITY.

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1604 Marbella Drive 
Vista CA 92081   USA
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