Cathy Park Hong

(1976 / Los Angeles, California, United States)

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Cathy Park Hong (born August 7, 1976) is a Korean-American writer. She teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Much of her work includes mixed language and serialized narrative. more »

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Engines Within The Throne

We once worked as clerks

scanning moth-balled pages

into the clouds, all memories

outsourced except the fuzzy

childhood bits when

I was an undersized girl with a tic,

they numbed me with botox

I was a skinsuit

of dumb expression, just fingerprints

over my shamed

all I wanted was snow

to snuff the sun blades to shadow spokes,

muffle the drum of freeways, erase

the old realism

but this smart snow erases

nothing, seeps ...

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