Anna Maria Hong

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Anna Maria Hong is the author of three forthcoming books. Her first poetry collection, Age of Glass, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s 2017 First Book Poetry Competition and will be published in March 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 April 2018, and her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in early 2020.

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A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Hong is also the editor of Growing Up Asian American, an anthology of fiction and memoir. She has published poetry and fiction in over 50 journals and anthologies including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Poetry, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Conduit, Fence, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, Verse Daily, Fire on Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry, 250 Poems, and The Best American Poetry

Her awards include Poetry magazine’s Frederick Bock Prize and residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, Fundación Valparaiso, and Kunstnarhuset Messen. Hong earned a B.A. in philosophy at Yale University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Texas’ Michener Center for Writers.  She has previously taught at the University of Washington Bothell, Ursinus College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Hong joins the Bennington faculty in Fall 2018.