GARRETT HONGO

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 15th 2015 to Jul 15th 2015 | Jun 17th 2016 to Jul 19th 2016
  • PRACTICE : Poetry
  • FROM : USA

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai`i and grew up on the North Shore of O`ahu and in Los Angeles.  He was educated at Pomona College, the University of Michigan, and UC Irvine, where he received an M.F.A. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in Fall 2011.  Other work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i.  He is the editor of The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America (Anchor) and Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (Anchor).  Poems and essays of his have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, APR, Honolulu Weekly, Amerasia Journal, Virginia Quarterly Review, Raritan, and the LA Times.  Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He has taught at Houston, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, and the Universit√° degli Studi di Firenze.  He is presently at work on a book of non-fiction entitled The Perfect Sound.  He teaches is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.