Residency Dates
  • Jun 15th 2015 to Jul 15th 2015
  • Jun 17th 2016 to Jul 19th 2016
  • Nov 20th 2017 to Nov 30th 2017
  • Mar 7th 2018 to Mar 31st 2018
  • Dec 11th 2019 to Dec 20th 2019

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
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 Universitá degli Studi di Firenze.  He is presently at work on a book of
non-fiction entitled The Perfect
He teaches is Distinguished
Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.