Jeffrey J. Higa

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

     Calabash Stories, Pleiades Press, 2021.

FICTION and CREATIVE NON-FICTION

     “Lost Boys” in The Lit Quarterly #5, (March 2021).

     “The Shadow Artist” in North American Review, (upcoming 2021).
     “Relievers” in 
Bamboo Ridge #113, (2018).
     “The Summer of Miracles and Lies” in 
Bamboo Ridge #98, (2011).
     “Wooing Elizabeth” in 
Zyzzyva #82 Vol. XXIV, No. 1 (Spring 2008).
     “A Troublemaker Tells Secrets” in Aunties: Thirty-Five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother, ed. Ingrid Sturgis (Ballantine Books,
           2004): 64-67.
      “The Icebox Stay Coming” in 
Zyzzyva #62 Vol. XVII, No. 2 (Fall 2001).
      “Trading Heroes” in 
Sonora Review #40 (Spring 2001), reprinted in Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball, ed. Philip F. Deaver
            (Univ.of Nebraska Press, 2007): 254-264.
      “Christmas Stories” in 
Bamboo Ridge #75 (Spring ‘99), reprinted in Honolulu Stories, ed. Gavan Daws and Bennett Hymer
            (Mutual Publishing, LLC., 2008): 273-287..
      “One Fan’s Tribute” in 
Honolulu (September 1997): 42-44.
     “Writing Culture” in 
A.: Inside Asian America (February/March 1996): 22-23.
     “What I Really Wanted to Say at Steve McGarrett’s Retirement Party” in 
Honolulu (Nov. 95): 28-32.
     “Stupid Questions” in 
Honolulu (April 1995): 74-75.

NON-FICTION

     “Finding My Voice" in Everyday Matters: The RPI Research & Discovery Blog (March 22, 2021).

     “Sia Figiel's Where We Once Belonged” in Asian-American Arts Alliance Dialogue #6 (Spring ‘00).
     “Romolo Valencia” in 
Asian-American Arts Alliance Dialogue #3 (Spring ‘99).
     “Writing in Sacred Spaces” in 
HarperCollins Fellowship in Composition Collection (Spring 1995): 5.
     “Yuppies: Victors or Victims of Ideology?” in
Business Today (Spring 1990): 53.

DRAMA and RADIO

RADIO PLAY & BROADCAST

    "Christmas Stories,"  produced by Aloha Shorts and Hawaii Public Radio, Honolulu, HI. (December 2009, rebroadcast
           December 2010).

TABLE READING

     Futless, by Kumu Kahua Theatre, Honolulu, HI. (April 17, 2005).

CRITICISM

PAPERS PRESENTED

     “Internment Narratives in Japanese-American Literature,” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville,
           KY, February 1995.

     “Identity and the Mirror of Bifocality: Kazuo Miyamoto’s Hawaii End of the Rainbow,” Theoretical Approaches to Marginalized

           Literatures, University of Montana, MO, March 1994.

DISTINCTIONS

     Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose Winner – Pleiades Press, 2020.

     Honorable Mention — Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize, North American Review, 2019.

     First Place — Hawai’i Prize Full Length Play, Kumu Kahua Theatre/Univ. of Hawaii, 2003.

     HarperCollins Fellow in Composition, Harper-Collins, New York, NY, 1995.

     Travel Grant, University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate Travel Grant in English, St. Louis, MO, 1994.

     First Place—Business Today essay contest, Business Today, Princeton, NJ, 1990.

     McKinney Writing Award — Fiction, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1991, 1989.

EDUCATION

     Master of Arts in English — Creative Writing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

     Creative Writing Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

     Bachelor's of Science — Communication, emphasis in Literature, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

PROFILES and INTERVIEWS

     “First Time Playwright Strikes Gold,” The East Tennessee Writer, Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2005, p. 2.

     "Word Up!" The Riverfront Times, Number 832, September 14-20, 1994, p. 5.

     "Outreach Program Nurtures Students with the 'Write' Stuff," Tri-Valley Dispatch, Vol. 61, No. 44, October 30, 1991, p.1.

     "Challenging a Traditional Liberal Arts Education," A New Way of Looking at the World, September 1990, p. 14-15.

 
© 2021 by Jeffrey J. Higa