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Garrett Hongo
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Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai‘i, lived as a child in Kahuku on O‘ahu, and grew up thereafter in Los Angeles. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai‘i. His poems and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He has been the recipient of several awards, including fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor... Read More

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Exam Copy
Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $17.00

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $26.00

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: eBook, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Volcano
A Memoir of Hawai'i
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $19.00

Part memoir, part Japanese American family chronicle, part luminous work of natural history, Volcano tells what happened when Hongo returned to his birthplace in Hawai’i, as a young man, to reclaim its dreamlike landscape and his own elusive past. A magnificant evocation of heritage and place.

“My favorite kind of book is... Read more >
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