William Nu’utupu Giles never knew what a Samoan poet looked like until he became one. Growing up, did not see himself represented in the arts. Polynesian men are encouraged to either join the military or seeking out football scholarships, says Giles, who recently visited Akron as part of an international tour. Along with leading an event at Summit Artspace that featured a number of different indigenous voices, Giles also led youth writing workshops an open mic during his visit. The event was hosted by VIBE Collective. To see more videos from “Until Name Becomes Prayer,” visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoTmLi4e9dnL-mXDwhA-CdPBKdvQ21Sl0.