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Hongo, Garrett Kaoru 1951-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 6,364 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Biographies  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer
Classifications: PS3558.O48, 811.54
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The Open boat : poems from Asian America by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and Polish and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of contemporary poetry by Asian Americans reflecting their histories, cultures, and aesthetics
Songs my mother taught me : stories, plays, and memoir by Wakako Yamauchi( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs My Mother Taught Me is the first collection of literature by Wakako Yamauchi. In her eloquent prose, Yamauchi, a Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) illuminates the neglected social and emotional history of two generations of Japanese in the United States, recalling the harsh lives of rural immigrants, tenant farmers, and itinerant laborers. Informed by her own family history, her stories and plays recreate the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans and their postwar return to urban centers, capturing their ambivalent longings for the prewar family and culture of Japan. Years later, she recalls very young Mexican immigrants hired in as cheap labor in southern California who view a middle-aged Japanese woman as "the American", and ask her for advice--an irony almost too daunting for her to bear as she considers the past. Without bitterness, and often with quiet humor, Yamauchi's human-sized dramas open into larger social histories and the great narrative myths of culture. Like Toshio Mori and Hisaye Yamamoto, Yamauchi is a pioneer of Asian-American literature
The river of heaven : poems by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow light by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Japanese American poet Garrett Kaoru Hongo
Under western eyes : personal essays from Asian America( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the word by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six-part television series celebrating contemporary poets and their poetry. Poets include : Sharon Olds, William Stafford, Octavio Paz, Galway Kinnell, James Autry, Quincy Troupe, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Mary TallMountain, Joy Harjo, Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern, Stanley Kunitz, W.S. Merwin, Robert Bly and Lucille Clifton
Coral road : poems by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 his ancestors found on the island of O'ahu after their immigration from southern Japan, and meditates on the dramatic tales of the islands. In sumptuous narrative poems he takes up strands of family stories and what he calls "a long legacy of silence" about their experience as contract laborers along the North Shore of the island. In the opening sequence, he brings to life the story of his great-grandparents fleeing from one plantation to another, finding their way by moonlight along coral roads and railroad tracks. As his grandmother, a girl of ten with an infant on her back, traverses "twelve-score stands of cane / chittering like small birds, nocturnal harpies in the feral constancies of wind," Hongo asks, "Where is the Virgil who might lead me through the shallow underworld of this history?" In fact, it is Hongo who guides himself - and us - as, in these devoted acts of recollection, he seeks to dispel the dislocation at the center of his legacy. The love of art - making beauty in however provisional a culture - has clearly been a guiding principle in Hongo's poetry. In this content-rich verse, Hongo hearkens to and delivers "the luminous and the anecdotal," bringing forth a complete aesthetic experience from the shards that make up a life
Hot spots : America's volcanic landscapes by Diane Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hot Spots tells the story of the earth creating itself. Eighty-four photographs depict active and dormant volcanoes, steaming geysers, and "hot spots" across America. From the drama of red-hot lava exploding into the ocean in Hawaii, to the ethereal wonderland of steam and mist in the geyser basins of Yellowstone, to the surreal lunar landscape of Mount Saint Helens, this book shows the many different ways to look at a volcano: geologically, photographically, and metaphorically. Pictured here are some of the most exciting places in America to visit and observe the elemental forces still at work on our planet. The book focuses on four regions of the American West: the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, California and the Southwest, and Yellowstone and the northern mountain states. The dramatic landscapes of eighteen national parks and monuments in thirteen states are featured, including those of Katmai National Park in Alaska, Death Valley National Park in California, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Following the portfolio section are descriptions of each photograph, which include a wealth of geologic background as well as the myths surrounding volcanoes and the authors' accounts of their adventures during the years spent completing this ambitious project. An illustrated map and a glossary round out this multifaceted exploration of America's volcanic landscape."--Publisher's description
The mirror diary : selected essays by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Hongo's essays attest to the breadth of what he considers his cultural inheritance and literary antecedents, ranging from the poets of China's T'ang Dynasty to American poets such as Walt Whitman and Charles Olson. He explains free-verse prosody by way of John Coltrane's jazz; praises his contemporaries, poets David Mura, Edward Hirsch, and Mark Jarman; and acknowledges his mentors, Bert Meyers and Charles Wright. In other pieces he engages with controversies and contestations in contemporary Asian American literature, confronts the politics of race and the legacy of Japanese American internment during World War II, offers paeans to the Hawaiian landscape, and addresses immigrants newly arrived in America with a warm welcome. The Mirror Diary is the work of a poet fully engaged with contemporary politics and poetics and committed to the study and celebration of diverse traditions." -- Publisher's description
Ancestral voices( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of two programs filmed at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. The poets--Joy Harjo, Garrett Hongo, and Mary TallMountain--listen to their own ancestral voices to help them and us live in the present
The Buddha bandits down Highway 99 : poetry by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the soul shall dance : a play in two acts by Wakako Yamauchi( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music lessons by Wakako Yamauchi( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Music Lessons" is a fine arts lesson for middle school classes. The students use the Internet to research music education and then write a persuasive letter arguing that opportunities to learn more about music should be available in their school or community. This lesson is presented as a service of the Link-to-Learn Professional Development Project of Pennsylvania, a state-sponsored educational technology initiative
Special Asian American writers issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the oaks at Holmes Hall, overtaken by rain by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volcano : a memoir of Hawaiʻi by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author returns to the Hawaiian village of his birth to seek the connection between his past and present life
Mirror Diary by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Hawaii 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. Hongo's essays attest to the breadth of what he considers his cultural inheritance and literary antecedents, ranging from the poets of China's T'ang Dynasty to American poets such as Walt Whitman and Charles Olson. He explains free-verse prosody by way of John Coltrane's jazz; praises his contemporaries, poets David Mura, Edward Hirsch, and Mark Jarman; and acknowledges his mentors, Bert Meyers and Charles Wright. In other pieces he engages with controversies and contestations in contemporary Asian American literature, confronts the politics of race and the legacy of Japanese American internment during World War II, offers paeans to the Hawaiian landscape, and addresses immigrants newly arrived in America with a warm welcome. The Mirror Diary is the work of a poet fully engaged with contemporary politics and poetics and committed to the study and celebration of diverse traditions
Papers of Charles Wright by Charles Wright( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection contains manuscripts and/or proofs for "Crepuscolo americano," Negative blue," and "A short history of the shadow"; two bound notebooks of poetry manuscripts; a typescript for "Uncollected prose: six guys and a supplement, the Jordan lectures 1999-2000"; and a typescript by Bonnie Costello "Charles Wright, Giorgio Morandi and the metaphysics of the line."
Yellow light by Garrett Kaoru Hongo( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting writers series, 1989-90( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the academic year 1989-90
 
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Songs my mother taught me : stories, plays, and memoir
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The river of heaven : poemsCoral road : poemsHot spots : America's volcanic landscapesVolcano : a memoir of HawaiʻiVolcano : a memoir of HawaiʻiGarrett Hongo
Alternative Names
Garrett Hongo Amerikaans dichter

Hongo, Garrett.

Hongo, Garrett 1951-

Hongo, Garrett K.

Kaoru Hongo, Garrett

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Languages
English (92)

Polish (1)