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Pueo Literary and Art Journal

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The Pueo Literary and Art Journal (formerly Rain Bird) is an intramural publication of Windward Community College. Any faculty, staff, or student of WCC may enter his or her work for publication. Additionally, writers who have attended at least three WCC Writing Retreats in the prior year are eligible to enter their work. No work from outside the college will be considered for publication.

The Pueo is especially committed to celebrating, encouraging, inspiring, and publishing student creativity. The Pueo is funded by student fees, and is thus considered their publication. Furthermore, students who enroll in English 280 Book Production enjoy all editorial, design, layout, and production responsibilities. As such, this publication reflects the tastes and abilities of college freshman and sophomores, and it is not corrected by faculty prior to publication.

The Pueo does not restrict or censor content, and any content you might find in a college literature class, or in the literature section of your local bookstore, might also be found in the Pueo. The students who participate in the selection process are encouraged to look for art and writing that moves the heart and mind, for wholeness, focus, authenticity, imagination, and control. Given the intramural nature of the Pueo, this presents a constant challenge to create a journal of the highest possible quality. Numerous awards from the American Scholastic Press Association affirm that Pueo is doing just that.

Additionally, the Pueo staff collaborates with the WCC Student Film Club to create film adaptations of selected writings from each issue. These films, as well as other productions created by the WCC Student Film Club, can be viewed at the club’s YouTube page.

Copies of the current issue are available free of charge in the library, the book store, and outside the Pueo Publication Room, located in Hale ‘Akoakoa, Room 236. You may contact the journal at or Faculty Advisor Robert Barclay at


2nd - Pueo is Supergalactic

1st - Pueo Prime

Past Issues of the Rain Bird: Literary and Art Journal

35th - Under the Influence

34th - Appetite for Evolution

33rd, 2012 - Love

32nd, 2011 - Hu‘upūiwa

31st, 2010 - Ho‘opū ‘iwa: A Journey into the Creepy, Freaky, and Frightening Realms of Hawai‘i

30th, 2009 - Windward Style

29th, 2008 - The Accidental Issue: Sometimes Things Fall Into Place

28th, 2007 - Wild!

27th, 2006 - Omens, Visions and other Signals from the Parallel Universe

26th, 2005 - Milestones, Landmarks, and Rites of Passage

2004 - Jubilee Special Edition: from Windward Onward

25th, 2004 - Umbrellas and Other Cover-ups

24th, 2003 - Bread and Beyond

23rd, 2002 - Vessel

22nd, 2001 - Galaxies and Other Spaces

21st, 2000

20th, 1999 - From Postcards to E-Mail: A Century of Messages

19th, 1998 - Traditions: A Tapestry of Time

18th, 1997 - Ocean Origins

17th, 1996 - Intersections: Catalysts, Choices, Changes

16th, 1995 - Celebrating the Spirit of Many Generations

15th, 1994 - Webs

14th, 1993 - Passages

13th, 1992 - Fantasy, Fables and Fun

12th, 1991 - Peoples, Countries, and Cultures: A Celebration of Diversity

11th, 1990 - The Windward 'Āina: Dreaming, Building, Caring

10th, 1989 - A Decade and Beyond

9th, 1988 - Rainbird

8th, 1987 - Rainbird

7th, 1986 - Rainbird

6th, 1985 - Rainbird

5th, 1984 - Rainbird

4th, 1983 - Rainbird

3rd, 1982 - Rainbird

2nd, 1981 - Rainbird

1st, 1980 - Rainbird

For More Information

Academic Advisor (2017-2018): Desi Poteet

Akoakoa, Room 237

Faculty Advisor: Robert Barclay

Hale ‘Akoakoa, Room 236