Thursday, August 9, 2012

8/9/2012 - Garrett Hongo, Graduating Student Reading

Today, we celebrate the work of our students alongside the final visiting writer, Garrett Hongo.

Today's Events:

Graduating Student Reading
Cyan Orr, Melissa Condon, John Ballenger, Andrea Sarsfield-Fischer, Jason Dutton, Leslie Nielsen, Jeannine Geise, Karen Donley-Hayes, Deb Stence, and Sue Fahlsing

1-2:30 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Reading - Garrett Hongo

7 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Coming Tomorrow: Garrett Hongo Craft Seminar

About Today's Presenters:

Garrett Hongo

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 three 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 Times. Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in Fall 2011. He is presently at work on a book of non-fiction entitled The Perfect Sound: An Autobiography in Stereo. He teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences.

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