Cathy Park Hong

(1976 / Los Angeles, California, United States)

Cathy Park Hong Poems

1. Year of the Amateur 5/3/2016
2. The Hula Hooper's Taunt 5/3/2016
3. Ballad in A 5/3/2016
4. Ensor 5/3/2016
5. Hottentot Venus 5/3/2016
6. Morning Sun 5/3/2016
7. Notorious 5/3/2016
8. Our Jim 5/3/2016
9. They Come 5/3/2016
10. Zoo 5/3/2016
11. Ontology Of Chang And Eng, The Original Siamese Twins 1/20/2003
12. Engines Within The Throne 5/13/2015
Best Poem of Cathy Park Hong

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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