|Notable work(s)||The River of Heaven, Volcano: A memoir of Hawai'i""|
|Notable award(s)||Pulitzer finalist; Oregon Book Award; Guggenheim, NEA and Rockefeller Fellowships|
Hongo has published two books of poetry: Yellow Light (1982) and The River of Heaven (1988). Hongo has also worked as an editor on Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, plays and memoir by Wakako Yamauchi (1994) and on The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America (1993).
The River of Heaven was a Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i (1995), was awarded the 2006 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction.
- The Buddha Bandits Down Highway 99 (by Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Alan Chong Lau, & Lawson Fusao Inada). Mountain View, CA: Buddhahead, 1978.
- Yellow Light. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1982.
- The River of Heaven: Poems. New York: Knopf, 1988.
- Coral Road: Poems. New York: Knopf, 2011.
- Volcano: A memoir of Hawai'i. New York: Knopf, 1995.
- The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America. New York: Anchor Doubleday, 1993.
- Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, plays, and memoir (afterword by Valerie Miner). New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1994.
- Under Western Eyes: Personal essays from Asian America. New York: Anchor, 1995.
- Calabrese, Joseph, and Susan Tchudi. (2006). Diversity: Strength and Struggle. New York: Pearson Longman.
- Serafin, Steven and Alfred Bendixen. (2006). "Hongo, Garrett (Kaoru)," in The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. New York: Continuum.
- Drake, Barbara. (1992). "Garrett Kaoru Hongo," in American Poets since World War II, 3rd series (Gwynn, R.S., ed.). Detroit, Michigan: Gale.
- Filipelli, Laurie. (1997). Garrett Hongo. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press.
- Fonseca, Anthony J. (2005). "Garrett Kaoru Hongo," in Asian American Writers (Madsen, Deborah L., ed.) Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale.
- Kamada, Roy Osamu. (2006). "Postcolonial Romanticisms: Landscape and the Possibilities of Inheritance in the Work of Jamaica Kincaid, Garrett Hongo and Derek Walcott," in Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006 Jan; 66 (7): 2573. U of California, Davis, 2005. (dissertation abstract)
- Schröder, Nicole. (2006). Spaces and Places in Motion: Spatial Concepts in Contemporary American Literature Tübingen, Germany: Gunter Narr.
- Witonsky, Trudi. (2000). "Twilight Conversations: Multicultural Dialogue," in Asian American Studies: Identity, Images, Issues Past and Present (Ghymn, Esther Mikyung, ed.) New York: Peter Lang.
- Colley, Sharon E. "An Interview with Garrett Hongo," Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature, 1996 Summer; 4: 47-63.
- Hull, Glynda. "This Wooden Shack Place: the Logic of an Unconventional Reading," College Composition and Communication, 1990 Oct; 41 (3): 287-98.
- Jarman, Mark. "The Volcano Inside," The Southern Review, 1996 Spring; 32 (2): 337-43.
- McCormick, Adrienne. "Theorizing Difference in Asian American Poetry Anthologies," MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, 2004 Fall-Winter; 29 (3-4): 59-80.
- Sato, Gayle K. "Cultural Recuperation in Garrett Hongo's The River of Heaven," Studies in American Literature (Kyoto, Japan), 2001 Feb; 37: 57-74.
- Slowik, Mary. "Beyond Lot's Wife: the immigration poems of Marilyn Chin, Garrett Hongo, Li-Young Lee, and David Mura," MELUS, 2000 Fall-Winter; 25 (3-4): 221-42.
- Garrett Hongo profile & 3 poems at the Academy of American Poets.
- Garrett Hongo b. 1951 at the Poetry Foundation.
- Garrett Hongo at Amazon.com
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