Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Age of Glass, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and was published in September 2020. H & G was recently adapted to a music theater work, H & G, a great and terrible story, which premiered at Bennington College in April 2022. Hong co-wrote the libretto with Jean Randich, with music composed by Allen Shawn.
She has published poetry, fiction, and essays in numerous journals and anthologies including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, Poetry, The Hopkins Review, Smartish Pace, Fence, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, Ecotone, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fairy Tale Review, The Common, Shenandoah, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day site, American Book Review, Jacket2, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Fire on Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry, 250 Poems, Best New Poets, Sonnets from the American: Poems and Essays, and The Best American Poetry. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian American, an anthology of fiction and memoir.
Her awards include a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Poetry Magazine’s Frederick Bock Prize and residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, Fundación Valparaiso, and Kunstnarhuset Messen. She earned a B.A. in philosophy at Yale University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Texas’s Michener Center for Writers. She is an Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College and has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Bennington College, the University of Washington Bothell, Ursinus College, and the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.