A volume in the Poets on Poetry series, which collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.

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Garrett Hongo is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. He is the author Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i and the poetry collections Coal Road; Yellow Light; and The River of Heaven, winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; he has edited or coedited several highly regarded collections of contemporary Asian American writing. Hongo has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Florence.