David Kāwika Eyre
Born in 1946 in the USA and currently lives in Volcano, Hawai‘i.
He has has taught Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools for 30 years. His books have won numerous Ka Palapala Po‘okela honors, including the Award of Excellence for By Wind, By Wave, as best natural science book of 2000. Kamehameha–The Rise of a King received the Palapala Po‘okela Award in Hawaiian culture, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, a Read Aloud America award, and a Nënë Award. Eyre’s haiku collection, not a one, was published by Red Moon Press in 2018.