Anna Maria Hong


  • Associate Professor of English
Anna Maria Hong

Anna Maria Hong is the author of three recent books: Age of Glass (Cleveland State), winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition, the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Fablesque (Tupelo Press), winner of the Berkshire Prize. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian American (William Morrow/Avon Books), an anthology of fiction and memoir, and the author of a nonfiction book for teenagers titled Family Abuse: A National Epidemic (Enslow). She has published poetry, fiction, and essays in many publications including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, 250 Poems, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry.

Hong’s teaching and research interests include fiction writing, poetry writing, hybrid-genre and collaborative works, contemporary literature by Asian American Pacific Islander and other BIPOC authors, feminist fabulist fiction, and poetic and literary form. Her awards include a Bunting Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Poetry magazine’s Frederick Bock Prize, and residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, Fundación Valparaiso, and Kunstnarhuset Messen.

Hong has collaborated with numerous visual artists and composers and is currently working with the composer Allen Shawn, the theater director Jean Randich, and the filmmaker Sue Rees to adapt Fablesque and H & G to a multimedia theater piece titled H & G, a great and terrible story, which will premiere at Bennington College’s Lester Martin Theater in May 2022. She has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Bennington College, Ursinus College, and the University of Washington Bothell


  • M.F.A., Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Yale University

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring cross-disciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

Recent Grants

Fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for "Korean American Feminist Writing, Animal Tales, and Family History".

Recent Publications

Hong, A. M. (2024). Voice Over. FENCE, 22 (2), 27.

Hong, A. M. (2023). The Ant Queen. Notre Dame Review, 56, 62.

Hong, A. M. (2023). Irritation Odes. Poetry, 223 (3), 212–13.

Hong, A. M. (2023). Metal Ox. Conduit, 33.

Recent Awards

Anna Maria Hong was named a 2023–24 Crossroads in the Study of the Americas (CISA) Seminar Fellow by Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Consortium.

“Dispellations: Reverb” was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Won the Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize for her second poetry collection, Fablesque.

Recent Honors

Anna Maria Hong judged the 2024 Academy of American Poets Jean Burden Poetry Prize at the University of Redlands.

Hong, A.M. (2024) Invited Speaker, “On Traversals: A Folio on Walking.” Visiting Writers Series, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, February 22, 2024.

Anna Maria Hong emceed a reading by contributors to Traversals: A Folio on Walking at the Poetic Research Bureau and 2220 Arts + Archives in Los Angeles, CA on February 21, 2024.

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