Anna Maria Hong

  • Assistant Professor of English
  • on leave spring 2023
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. (2023, January 25). “Yonder, a Rental.” The Best American Poetry blog. 

Hong, Anna Maria. “Three Mothers, Two Eves: Female Virtuosity and Outrage in the American Sonnet.” The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Poems and Essays, edited by Dora Malech and Laura T. Smith, University of Iowa Press, 2022, pp. 340–44.

Hong, Anna Maria. “Nude Palette.” The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Poems and Essays, edited by Dora Malech and Laura T. Smith, University of Iowa Press, 2022, pp. 102.

Hong, A. M. (2022). “Of Work”: On Hughes’s “Let America Be America Again.” Michigan Quarterly Review, 61 (4), 697–99.

Recent Awards

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

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

Recent Honors

Read at the Poetry/Cabaret with Thomas March, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and others in New York City on December 11, 2021.

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