Lyz Soto

By admin on December 6, 2023

Lyz Soto has worked with Youth Speaks Hawaiʻi and Pacific Tongues organizing and teaching spoken word and poetry to youth in Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, Papua New Guinea, the Marshall Islands, and the continental United States. She has taught 20th century American poetry, spoken word, and Pacific Island literature. Her chapbook Eulogies was published in 2010 by Tinfish Press and her book Translate Sun/Son/Sum was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry theatre show, Her Bodies of Stories, premiered in December of 2016 at the Doris Duke Theatre. She’s also worked as a dramaturg and director. Her long poem “When We Become Home” is forthcoming in the anthology The Fantastic in the Pacific from University of Hawaiʻi Press in 2024. As director of literary and conversation programs, she loves working with the amazing communities of our beautiful pae ʻāina. She is grateful for every opportunity to listen to and share the stories of Hawaiʻi.