Anna Maria Hong, "Iconic"

In April of 2016, as part of a Creative Writing Program poetry reading, poets Anna Maria Hong and Jason Zuzga came to the Arts Café of the Kelly Writers House to share their work. In this clip we see and hear Hong reading one of her poems, “Iconic.” In her introduction she notes that the poem is about war crimes committed by U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Watch the full recording of this event here.

Anna Maria Hong is the winner of the 2014 Clarissa Dalloway Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation for her novella H & G. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the recipient of Poetry magazine's 2013 Frederick Bock Prize, she has stories and poems recently appearing in The Iowa Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Harvard Review, Conduit, Great River Review, China Grove, Fence, The Volta, Verse Daily, Green Mountains Review, Unsplendid, Southwest Review, 250 Poems, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry.