Claire Hong is a poet and agricultural worker whose daily life and writing practice involve researching and searching for cross-cultural, interspecies, and intergenerational relationships that have formed and form outside of, or despite, imperialism. Dedicated to traditional foodways, land stewardship, and multigenerational community work, Hong works to provide arid-adapted seeds and resources to gardeners and food security projects of the Southwest.
Hong is the author of Upend (Noemi Press 2020), which was longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award. She is a recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2023). Hong received a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University (2019-2021) and has creative writing degrees from the University of Arizona (MFA) and Pratt Institute (BFA). She was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ.