Cathy Park Hong
- February 3, 2022
- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
- (812) 323-3020
- 7:00 PM
Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet and essayist whose book, Minor Feelings, is a searching work that ruthlessly reckons with the American racial consciousness. Hong weaves together personal stories, historical context, and cultural criticism to ultimately create an emotional and impactful exploration of Asian American personhood. Minor Feelings is the 2020 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Hong is the author of several books of poetry, and is the recipient of notable awards such as the Windham-Campbell Prize. In her moving talks, she offers a fresh and honest perspective on race and Asian American identity, discusses how poetry and writing can be a means for understanding ourselves and our world, and comments on the ways politics and culture are influenced by art—and vice versa. For more information about Cathy Park Hong, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
The reading will be followed by a book signing with books available for purchase courtesy of Morgenstern's Books.
This event is part of the IU Arts and Humanities Council's 2022 Global Arts and Humanities Festival Korea Remixed. It is presented in partnership with the College Arts and Humanities Institute and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society.
Doors open at 6pm for general admission event. The estimated length of the show is 2 hours. Wearing a mask is required indoors in Monroe County. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue. COVID Policy FAQ.