Garrett Hongo signing at Palo Alto Obon 2010

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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 work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai’i. Poems and essays of his have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Parnassus, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, APR, Honolulu Weekly, LA Weekly, and the LA Times. Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences. (7/2010)

His newest collection of poems,
Coral Road, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in September, 2011.
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