Born in Volcano, Hawaii, Hongo's Japanese ancestry and schooling in California provide the materials for poems that are highly exotic, yet realistic. Winner of the 1987 Lamont Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets, the most distinguished poetry award in America.

The River of Heaven 2001, Carnegie-Mellon University Press

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River of Heaven 1988, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

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River of Heaven 1988, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394757858

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