On Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00pm EDT, the Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University presents Cathy Park Hong in the Distinguished Writers Series. Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, was published in Spring 2020 by One World/Random House (US) and Profile Books (UK), and recently won the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. She is also the author of poetry collections Engine Empire, published in 2012 by W.W. Norton, Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo’um. Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her prose and poetry have been published in the New York Times, New Republic, the Guardian, Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a full professor at Rutgers-Newark University. Samples of Cathy Park Hong’s work are available online, including an excerpt from Minor Feelings as well as poems at PEN, Poetry Foundation, and Poets.org.
Introduction by Tina Chang, Director of Creative Writing. Following the reading, Ji-Song (Robert) Ku, Chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, will conduct an interview and moderate a Q&A with the audience. This event is made possible by the English Department and is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Please join us for this virtual reading via Zoom, or like our Facebook page for further updates.