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WORDS ON A WIRE-Garret Hongo

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Host Daniel Chacón talks to poet, memoirist and audio writer Garret Hongo about his new book The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo (Pantheon, 2022).

Host Daniel Chacón talks to poet, memoirist and audio writer Garret Hongo about his new book The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo (Pantheon, 2022).

His poetry collections are Yellow Light (1982), The River of Heaven (1988), which received the Lamont Poetry Prize and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Coral Road (2011). In non-fiction, he has published The Mirror Diary (2017) and Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaiʻi (1995). His work has been recognized with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.