2020 SAVANT POETRY ANTHOLOGY GREETINGS

July 9, 2020
It is my special pleasure to introduce the contributors to ALOHA LA'A KEA (Sacred Light of Love) - 2020 Savant Poetry Anthology. 

Thirty-five remarkable poets including Greg Dasalla, Garrett Uehara, Moses Pilla, Malia Elliott, Nicole Maika’i-St. Louis, Jay Palompo, Ken Rasti, James Andrade, Dorothy Winslow Wright, Skyla Reyes, Karen Sisler, Hongri Yuan, Daniel S. Janik, Rüdiger Herzing Rückmann, Chuck St. Louis, Michael Lau, Milionea Toluao, Christopher Scott Halicion, Brent Kutara, Uhene, Miranda Zhang, Sidney Esperas, Paul Giovenco, Eddie Aribon, Chino Villa, Cathy A. Schultz, Kimo Dunn, Kaethe Kauffman, Serena Saleh, Cigeng Zhang, Martin Estaban, Mike Patelo, Mark Kempf, Abram Rocky Horner and Conner Maika'i-St. Louis contributed eighty-six outstanding poems. 

When I was selected to be the guest editor for the 2020 Savant Poetry Anthology, I presented Savant with a challenge: In times like these of drastic change, it's all too easy to forget the many blessings we have, the greatest of which is life itself. While in the past, Savant let the poems determine the theme, I've edited this edition with the thought of "praise," namely, praise for that greatest of gifts, life, and the privilege of being alive. Savant has never done a "praise" anthology per se, and keeping it non-sectarian and culturally diverse proved quite demanding. Interestingly, while the call for submissions didn't state any theme, most of the poems included in this year's anthology, ALOHA LA'A KEA (Sacred Light of Love) - 2020 Savant Poetry Anthology are indeed poems of praise in one way or another, as reflected in the anthology title, which was taken from my own native Hawaiian language. It is my hope that this tenth Savant Poetry Anthology will prove uplifting to every reader's spirit, leaving everyone with a profound sense of awe and appreciation for, once again, simply being alive. 

Multi-award-winning poet, Uhene (Robert Maika'i Jr), lives in the beautiful, paradise state of Hawaii. Single, no children, he loves people and anything that tastes of the mango. His Grandfather, Kawika Smith from Molokai, took him to first theater movie at five years of age, a Samurai production, and thus began his poetic career on the streets of Waikiki.
 

INTRODUCING MUSIC RECORDING STARS LEON & MALIA

May 27, 2020
Award-winning composers, recording artists, performers and producers, Leon Siu and Malia Elliott comprise the versatile, creative team of Leon and Malia whose works range from film scores to commercial jingles, to symphonic works, to children’s songs, to vintage and current Hawaiian music, to contemporary pop and exotic world-beats.


Leon and Malia’s writing credits include the benchmark symphonic cantata, BOY WITH GOLDFISH (Albany Records 2007), recorded with the prestigious London Sympho...

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MEET THE NEW HELEN R. DAVIS, AGAIN!

April 17, 2020

Helen R. Davis is an international-award winning author.  Her latest work, TRUTH AND TELL TRAVEL THE SOLAR SYSTEM (Savant 2020) is her first foray into children's literature.  Based on two beloved stuffed animals that Davis had created her own world for, Davis decided to publish this work and introduce her joys and imagination with others.   Davis's imagination is not limited to creating two brave caterpillars. 


She has also published several alternate history novels that imagine happier endi...


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RUNNING WILD WITH AUTHOR RICHARD ROSE

February 29, 2020


An award-winning author, Richard Rose will conduct interviews with engaging guests, entertain with amusing anecdotes and introduce music that may be new (by being old) to some people—and we'll have fun in the process. He will also keep listeners posted about his novels [THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES (Savant 2013) and THE GUMSHOE (Savant 2017) and screenplays [COMIC CRUSADERS (Aignos )]. 

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JAMIE DELA CRUZ REACHES CRITICALITY

January 24, 2020


Becoming an author was very new to me during the time I was in my doctoral program. Luckily, I was able to conduct research in the program under some great individuals who had a love for program evaluation. The doctoral program really helped shape me into who I am today and has really taught me to love research as much as my colleagues do. I picked up on many great insights from the experience.

Dr. Jamie Dela Cruz
Author of CRITICAL WRITING: STORIES AS PHENOMENA (Savant 2020)

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INTRODUCING CLIF MC CRADY - CLASSIC STORYTELLER

December 22, 2019
I was very lucky to have Mr. Donaldson as my ninth grade English teacher. He taught me that writing was not a chore, but rather an opportunity to explore. He taught his students that when you read a book you follow someone’s path, but when you write, you get to explore. I thank him for sharing his love of language and storytelling, laying it out there for us to pick up. As an author and playwright, I explore new realms, learn, and, when I do it well, I get to touch lives. I am always curiou...
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WELCOME BACK RICHARD ROSE!

December 1, 2019



Writing has been my passion since boyhood. It was nourished at Wabash College, an all-male liberal arts college in Indiana. While earning a BA degree in English, I wrote short stories and satiric articles for the literary and humor magazines. Following a three-year hitch in the Army Security Agency on the East/West German border, I embarked on a long career as a First V.P. with a major investment firm in Chicago, where I wrote and announced market reports on TV and radio. Although show biz wa...

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PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTION

November 13, 2019
Roscel Garcia's interest in books started at an early age with Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys Mysteries. My literary journey continued throughout high school and college, holding positions at the local Public Library as a Library Page.



B. Dalton’s Bookseller became the next chapter, serving as Assistant Operations Manager. Suddenly exposed to many facets of the publishing industry, I developed an interest in both editing and sales, eventually pursuing a sales pathway. My subsequent 19 years a...

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BACKSTORY: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF LEON & MALIA

August 1, 2019
Check out the backstory to Savant Books and Publications' multi-award-winning musical artists, Leon & Malia
Episode 1: Overview Part One (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN8z52_VG8M
Talk Story with celebrity host Kimo Kahoano. Leon & Malia, Hawaii’s best loved musical duo, share stories about their adventures on their Musical Journey, from early days in Waikiki to ship cruises to the London Symphony and more!

BOAT DAYS/TROPIC NIGHTS (Island Heritage, 2002) available as a music CD from
   - Sa...

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AT THE CENTER OF POETS ENTWINED

June 14, 2019
Gary "Doc" Krinberg was raised in California where he had a significant amount of dead end jobs including hot pretzel salesman, strip club barker, parking lot valet, garage attendant and junkyard truck driver before embarking on a career in the US Navy that afforded him significant travel and exposure to many different cultures. Post navy, he pursued graduate and terminal degrees while teaching in various institutions in Japan, Hawaii and mainland America while helping to raise three sons. 


He...

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New Author/Recording Artist/DVD Producer Blog


Daniel S. Get to know new and established Savant authors and what they're working on these days.

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