Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai‘i, and grew up on the North Shore of O‘ahu and in Los Angeles. His work includes two books of poetry: The River of Heaven (Knopf, 1988) and Yellow Light (Wesleyan, 1982); the memoir Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai‘i (Knopf, 1995); and three anthologies. Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, and the Lamont Poetry Prize. He is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Oregon.
Garrett Hongo’s website is at uoregon.edu/~crwrweb/faculty/profiles/ghongo.
Published in VQR
- Kubota Writes to José Arcadio Buendía, Winter 2008
- Kubota to Miguel Hernández in Heaven, Leupp, Arizona, 1942, Summer 2006
- Kubota Returns to the Midst of Life, Summer 2006
- Kubota Meets Pablo Neruda on the Street, Summer 2006