Figura: Homage to Erich Auerbach
Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawaiʻi and grew up on the North Shore of Oʻahu and in Los Angeles. His most recent book is The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo (Pantheon, 2022). Others are The Mirror Diary: Selected Essays (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and Coral Road: Poems (Knopf, 2011). Forthcoming from Knopf is Ocean of Clouds: Poems. He teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.