Anna Maria Hong - Portrait

Poetic Rants – Anna Maria Hong

Poet Anna Maria Hong began her writing career in her 20s and was instinctually drawn to poetry after several years of working in journalism. In this podcast, you’ll hear Maria talk about the apparent anger in her poems, which program curator Matt Briggs characterizes as “mean”, and also her recent manuscript which touches on the myths we’re taught growing up and the process of shedding those as an adult.

You’ll also hear selected poems from Hong’s reading at Jack Straw Productions.

Music by Ed Petry, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.