Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Garrett Kaoru Hongo (HOHN-goh) wrote Nisei Bar and Grill, a play that was written and performed in Seattle and San Francisco in 1976. Its revised version became a workshop production at the Kilauea Theater (1992). The play depicts interactions among veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict. Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai’i, his memoir of growing up on Hawaii, was published in 1995. Hongo also has written literary essays appearing in Agni Review, The New York Times Book Review, New England Review, Ohio Review, and elsewhere. He edited the landmark anthologies The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America (1993) and Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995).