The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaii, and grew up on the north shore of O`ahu and in Los Angeles. He was educated at Pomona College and the University of Michigan and received his MFA from UC Irvine. His latest book of poetry, Coral Road, was published by Knopf in 2011. Other work includes two books of poetry, three anthologies, and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai`i (Knopf/Vintage, 1995). Among his honors are the Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.
Hongo is distinguished professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Houston, UC Irvine, Vanderbilt, and the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze.
Presently, he is at work on a book of nonfiction entitled The Perfect Sound: Confessions of an Audiophile.
Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year.