Joe Balaz

Two Poems and a Visual

Two Poems

Staring Into His Morning Coffee | PDF

It’s Not Only Da Fish Oil |PDF


Ramona Leeza: A Visual

Ramona Leeza




Joe Balaz writes in Hawaiian Islands Pidgin (Hawai’i Creole English) and in American English. He has also created works in visual poetry and music poetry.  He edited Ho’omanoa: An Anthology of Contemporary Hawaiian Literature.  Some of his recent Pidgin writing has appeared in Rattle, JukedOtoliths, and Hawai’i 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.


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