Filipelli, Laurie. Garrett Hongo. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 1997. A critical survey of Hongo’s work with bibliographic references.
Hongo, Garrett Kaoru. “Garrett Hongo.” Interview by Bill Moyers. In The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets, edited by Moyers. New York: Doubleday, 1995. Hongo examines his life, his work, and his influences.
_______. “A Vicious Kind of Tenderness: An Interview with Garrett Hongo.” Interview by Alice Evans. Poets and Writers Magazine 20, no. 5 (September/October, 1992): 37-46. Hongo says his writing stems from his need to be part of a “corrective process in American history.” Useful comments on craft, family, and Asian-Pacific culture.
Jarman, Mark. “The Volcano Inside.” Southern Review 32, no. 2 (Spring, 1996): 337-343. Examines the role that Hongo’s birthplace, Volcano, and the actual volcano have in his life and works.
Santiago Vural, Soledad. “Garrett Hongo: Whispered Memories of Diaspora.” Santa Fe New Mexican, March 25, 2005, p. PA34. The author discusses Hongo’s view of the Japanese American experiences of immigration and assimilation in conjunction with the poet’s reading selections from his unpublished collection, The North Shore.
Slowik, Mary. “Beyond Lot’s Wife: The Immigration Poems of Marilynn Chin, Garrett Hongo, Li-Young Lee, and David Mura.” MELUS 25, no. 3 (2000): 221-242. Hongo is discussed as one of several Asian American poets looking back through the immigrant experience to their ethnic roots.