Cathy Park Hong
Biography of Cathy Park Hong
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.
Cathy Park Hong Poems
Engines Within The Throne
We once worked as clerks scanning moth-balled pages into the clouds, all memories
Ontology Of Chang And Eng, The Original ...
Chang spoke / Eng paused. Chang threw a beach ball / Eng caught it.
Ga The fishy consonant, Na The monkey vowel.
Stamp the earth rind down, shuck our boots & nap on rubber cockscomb pad.
In this world hacked from marrowed dust, the half-breed assassin slays men before they breed to corps,
Raised on a cozy diet of conditional love, I learned to emoji from teevee. Now I'm hounded by gripes before my time.
Overheard in the heat, the air, the fruit fly's drone of the perfect helix, overheard in science's repartee
There, garland dandelions round that idol with a corn husk face & beard patched with rat stubble from a barber's dust pan,
Ballad in A
A Kansan plays cards, calls Marshall a crawdad, that barb lands that rascal a slap; that Kansan jackass scats,
The Hula Hooper's Taunt
I'mma a two-ton spiker hips fast rondeau N'ere more, nay sayer feel this orbit rattle
Year of the Amateur
Recall the frontier when the business of memory booms, when broadbands uncoil and clouds swell with sticky portals, amassing
There, garland dandelions round that idol
with a corn husk face & beard
patched with rat stubble from a barber's dust pan,
parade float driven by a carriage pulled by a pig.
Two sticks knotted together,
cake frost on that crude wood to make it gilt.
There, spider cranks & iron gyres,