3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, United States
Cathy Park Hong reading at Lannan Poetry Series at Georgetown University.
173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States
Oberlin College where Cathy Park Hong studied.
Schaeffer Hall, #240, Iowa City, IA 52240, United States
The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where Cathy Park Hong received a Master of Fine Arts degree.
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Cathy Park Hong read her book Dance Dance Revolution.
(Engine Empire is a trilogy of lyric and narrative poems t...)
Engine Empire is a trilogy of lyric and narrative poems that evoke an array of genres and voices, from Western ballads to sonnets about industrialized China to fragmented lyric poems set in the future. Through three distinct yet interconnected sequences, Cathy Park Hong explores the collective consciousness of fictionalized boomtowns in order to explore the myth of prosperity. The first sequence, called "Ballad of Our Jim," draws inspiration from the Old West and follows a band of outlaw fortune seekers who travel to a California mining town during the 1800s. In the second sequence, "Shangdu, My Artful Boomtown!" a fictional industrialized boomtown draws its inspiration from present-day Shenzhen, China. The third and last section, "The World Cloud," is set in the far future and tracks how individual consciousness breaks up when everything – books, our private memories – becomes immediately accessible data. One of our most startlingly original poets, Hong draws together individual voices at odds with the world, voices that sing their wonder and terror.
(Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocat...)
Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blend memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative – and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.
Cathy Park Hong studied at Oberlin College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Later she attended Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and received a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Cathy Park Hong started her career as a journalist at such magazines as The Source and Spin. However, she ended up getting fired from Spin for not getting along with her boss. She published her first book Translating Mo'Um in 2002. Later she wrote such books as Dance Dance Revolution and Engine Empire. Her latest book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning was published in 2020. Currently, Cathy teaches at Rutgers University. She also taught creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Cathy Park Hong married Mores McWreath.