Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, was published this spring.A recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize at Yale University, she is the poetry editor of The New Republic. Image: Joseph Schillinger, Key Blue (From series, Mathematical Basis of the Arts), ca. 1934, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute.
Cathy Park Hong is my sunbae. It’s a word that means “senior” in Korean, often used to denote an older student, a senior coworker, or a more established colleague in your field. But the term—and the relationship—also carries a suggestion of mentorship, of mutual care. At least, I think it does.
Cathy Park Hong’s bracing new book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, begins with a similar anecdote about two Asian women in irreconcilable conflict.More specifically, it begins with.Learn More
Rebuffing this tidy “model minority” narrative is a new essay collection from writer Cathy Park Hong. Simmering with a white-hot, righteous, clarifying rage, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning is a dive into the psychological condition of being an Asian American and a necessary and urgent polemic against White supremacy, capitalism, and imperialism.Learn More
Take Cathy Park Hong. Aside from three poetry collections that take a searing look at the intricacies of identity, history, and imperialism, she has published several essays which are definitely cornerstones of contemporary criticism: “Delusions of Whiteness in the Avant-Garde” and “Against Witness.” The former tackles the overwhelming.Learn More
Cathy Park Hong’s sonorous triptych Engine Empire reshapes the Western’s tropes into a chilling interrogation of digitally facilitated detachment. Its opening section, “The Ballad of Our Jim,” is voiced by a band of brothers who flee service in the Civil War to chase the West’s disordered bloodshed. While Hong’s point of view centered on the “we” implicates the reader in the.Learn More
In this blistering essay collection, poet Hong (Engine Empire) interrogates America’s racial categories to explore the “under-reported” Asian-American experience. Hong, a child of Korean.Learn More
Cathy Park Hong confronts some piercingly difficult questions in her book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. “Can I write honestly? Not only about how much I’ve been hurt but how I have hurt others? And can I do it without steeping myself in guilt, since guilt demands absolution and is therefore self-serving?”.Learn More
Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America.Learn More
A list of poems by Cathy Park Hong Born to Korean parents on August 7, 1976, Cathy Park Hong was raised in Los Angeles - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.Learn More
The book I have just finished is Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. I have known her work for 20 years. We first met in 2008, but I read her even before that. The.Learn More
Cathy Park Hong Cathy Park Hong has written three books of poetry, and has received some of the most prestigious fellowships for her writing: the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.Learn More
Cathy Park Hong’s book of essays bled a dormant discomfort out of me with surgical precision. By Jia Tolentino. March 6, 2020. Life and Letters. February 10, 2020 Issue. Vivian Gornick Is.Learn More
From a bracing exploration of US racism to a funny dystopia and a bawdy collection of essays, here are some great reads, selected by BBC Culture. The best books of the year so far 2020 - BBC.Learn More