Jeffrey J. Higa



     Calabash Stories, Pleiades Press, February 2021.


     "5 Over 50" in Poets & Writers Magazine Volume 49 • Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2021), p. 58.

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

     “Finding My Voice" in Everyday Matters: The RPI Research & Discovery Blog (March 22, 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): pp. 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): pp. 254-264.
      “Christmas Stories” in 
Bamboo Ridge #75 (Spring ‘99), reprinted in Honolulu Stories, ed. Gavan Daws and Bennett Hymer
            (Mutual Publishing, LLC., 2008): pp. 273-287.
      “One Fan’s Tribute” in 
Honolulu (September 1997): pp. 42-44.
     “Writing Culture” in 
A.: Inside Asian America (February/March 1996): pp. 22-23.
     “What I Really Wanted to Say at Steve McGarrett’s Retirement Party” in 
Honolulu (Nov. 95): pp. 28-32.
     “Stupid Questions” in 
Honolulu (April 1995): pp. 74-75.


     “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): p. 5.
     “Yuppies: Victors or Victims of Ideology?” in
Business Today (Spring 1990): p. 53.



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


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



     “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.


     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.


     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.


     "7 Hawai‘i Books to Give ’Em Something to Talk About this Holiday Season," Honolulu Magazine, December 24, 2021.

     "Literature – Calabash Stories: Higa's First Book Wins National Literary Prize," The Hawai'i Herald, June 18, 2021, p. 7

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     "On the Scene with writer and playwright Jeffrey J. Higa," Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Detours & Travel, June 13, 2021, p. D03
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    “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.