Night is a Sharkskin Drum


University of Hawaiʻi Press

Haunani-Kay Trask

Night Is a Sharkskin Drum is a lyrical evocation of Hawaiʻi by a Native poet whose ancestral land has been scarred by tourism, the American military, and urbanization. Grounded in the ancient grandeur and beauty of Hawaiʻi, this collection is a haunted and haunting love song for a beloved homeland under assault.