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Anna Maria Hong


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Anna Maria Hong teaches poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction writing, as well as literature and hybrid-genre writing. In her teaching, Hong fosters the development and expansion of skills and approaches to creative writing through steady practice and rigorous reading of diverse writings from the nobly traditional to the boldly experimental.

Hong’s first poetry collection, Age of Glass, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and will be published in April 2018. Her novella, H & G, won the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Prize and will be published by Sidebrow Books in May 2018. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize for a first or second book of poetry and will be published in 2019.

A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the winner of Poetry magazine’s Frederick Bock Prize, Hong has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, Fundación Valparaiso, and Kunstnarhuset Messen. Her poetry chapbook Hello, virtuoso! was published by the Belladonna* Collaborative. She is also the editor of Growing Up Asian American, an anthology of fiction and memoir published by William Morrow and Avon Books.

Hong has essays, interviews, and reviews appearing in Poets & Writers, The International Examiner, American Book Review, The Stranger, The Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman,, and The Offing, where she is a Contributing Editor. 

In addition to individual projects, Hong’s collaborative works include lyrics for a song cycle titled Devil Madrigals by the Chicago-based composer Christopher Wendell Jones, which was performed by the Fonema Consort at the Chopin Theater in Chicago. She was a writer-in-residence at LigornoReese’s ice sculpture installation on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall titled The American Dream Project, and her essay on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election appeared in the anthology Four Years edited by visual artist Munro Galloway.

Hong has also taught creative writing at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Washington Bothell, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and Ursinus College, where she is the Visiting Creative Writer. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Poetry and Fiction from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.



Age of Glass, poetry collection, forthcoming from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, April 2018

H & G, novella, forthcoming from Sidebrow Books, May 2018

Fablesque, poetry collection, forthcoming from Tupelo Press, 2019

Hello, virtuoso! (Belladonna* Collaborative), poetry chapbook

Growing Up Asian American: An Anthology (William Morrow/Avon Books), editor, fiction and memoir


Selected Poetry and Fiction Publications in Journals:

Beloit Poetry Journal: “The Age of Increment”

Better Magazine: “The Gray Box”

Black Clock: “Fablesque”

Bone Bouquet: from H & G

Boston Review: “A Parable”

Conduit: “I, Dominant” and “For Sure”

Devil’s Lake: “The Copper Age”

Drunken Boat: “I, Let”

Dusie: “I, Conic”

Ecotone: “Yonder, A Rental”

Exquisite Corpse: “The Empress” and “Astral Sonnets”

Fairy Tale Review: “Cin City”

Fence: “HK Rules the Planet,” “Exorcision of the I from the Vision of Self,” “Zone Planning,” “Va-Va Imam,” and from H & G

Gargoyle Magazine: “Snowem I,” “Snowem II,” and “Snowem III”

Great River Review: “Champion Under Wood” 

Green Mountains Review: “F,H, & G,” “Box,” “Spun,” “Muse & Me,” “The Peach Box,” “Salomé,” “The Iron Age,” “The Platinum Age,” “The Nights,” “The Hood,” “The Hologynic,” “I, Tonic,” and “Plainest Hymn” 

Harvard Review: “Neptune Frost” and “Chasm”

Hotel Amerika: “Song of the Dry-Dehiscent”

The Iowa Review: from H & G

jubilat: “Latin Mass” and “The Golden Age”

Mandorla: “The White Box,” “Webster Needs a New Coat,” “Green Wood,” “The Green Box,” and “Red Wood” 

The Nation: “I, Diet” 

New Orleans Review: “The Bronze Age”

No Tell Motel: “Medea Cycle”

Painted Bride Quarterly: “Anecdote of the Seed”

Poetry: “Pluralisms,” “A Fable,” and “English Mole”

POOL: “Io,” “Europa,” “Demograph,” “Persephone,” “Cassandra,” “Circe,” “Pandora,” “Minos,” and “The Glass Age”

The Quarry: “I, Diet”

Quarterly West: “Fix the Sphinx” and “10 to 2”

Revolting Sofas: “Double Back” and “The Red Box” 

St. Petersburg Review: “Salt Lake”

Sonora Review: “Clue: The Series”

Southwest Review: “Holey Sonnets: The Age of Evidence”

Supplement: from H & G

Tarpaulin Sky: “The Empress” and from H & G

Unsplendid: “Four Barrels, Four Barrels,” “Four Barrels, Jaw & Locket,” “The Three Spinning-Women,” “A Mini Proof,” and “Ever Your Mate”

Upstart: A Journal of Renaissance Studies: “Sonnet Two”

The Volta: “Be Nice”

Wave Composition: “I, Atomic,”“I, Noumenal,” “I, Bio,” and “I, Lyric” 


Poetry in Anthologies:

250 Poems: A Portable Anthology: “The Frog-Prince”

Approaching Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 4th edition: “The Frog-Prince”

The Best American Poetry: “A Parable”

Best New Poets: “Four Barrels, Jaw & Locket”

Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry (Two Sylvias Press): “Medea I/Device” and “Medea V/Departure”

Verse Daily: “Spun,” “The Age of Increment,” and “Four Barrels, Jaw & Locket”


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