D. Keali‘i MacKenzie

Salt Lick

Salt Lick

D. Keali‘i MacKenzie is the author of the chapbook From Hunger to Prayer (Silver Needle Press, 2018). A queer poet of Kanaka Maoli, European, and Chinese descent; his work appears in, or is forthcoming from: Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, Home (Is)lands: New Art & Writing from Guahan & Hawaiʻi, and The Operating System Experimental Speculative Poetics. A past member of the Worcester Poetry Slam team, he has performed his poetry in such places as West Palm Beach, Florida; Decatur, Georgia; Madison, Wisconsin; and Madang, Papua New Guinea. A Poet-Facilitator with the Honolulu based non-profit Pacific Tongues, he received an MA in Pacific Islands Studies, and an MLISc, from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.


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