Garrett Hongo


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.