Poet and Professor Garrett Hongo publishes new essay collection
11/2017: Garrett Hongo has a new essay collection, The Mirror Diary, in the prestigious Poets on Poetry series from University of Michigan Press.
“The Mirror Diary tracks the emergence of an original poetic voice and a learned consciousness amid multiple and sometimes competing influences of complex literary traditions and regional and ethnic histories. Beginning with a literary inquiry into the history of Japanese Americans in Hawai`i and California, Garrett Hongo draws on his own history to consider the mosaic of American identities—personal, cultural, and poetic—in the context of a postmodern diaspora.”
See more about Professor Hongo’s new book here: https://www.press.umich.edu/9408317/mirror_diary.