Meet Cathy Park Hong— National Poetry Month Featured Poet for April 13th

Cathy Park Hong’s latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo’um. Hong is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry, A Public Space, Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Baffler, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of The New Republic and is an Associate Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.



Cathy Park Hong’s website

Nathaniel Mackey and Cathy Park Hong with New York City high-school students — Talking about writing, being a writer, being a poet, inspiration (video)

Interview // Cathy Park Hong — My first book of poems was at the age of 13, when I bought The Doors’ Jim Morrison’s book of poems. I was a real literary wunderkind…”

Poets & Writers Interview With Poet Cathy Park Hong

Cathy Park Hong on finding clarity through art & poetry within our political landscape (an article by Cathy Park Hong about the role of artists and poets in politics, written since the election of Donald Trump)

At Play in The Fields of Language: The Poetry of Cathy Park Hong

Poems On-Line:

All the Aphrodisiacs

Ballad in A

Body Builder


Hottentot Venus

Morning Sun


Our Jim

They Come


Ontology of Chang and Eng, the Original Siamese Twins

The Hula Hooper’s Taunt

Year of the Amateur

Engines Within the Throne

Ballad of Infanticide, A Wreath of Hummingbirds (on the same page)

Somehow I’m not very comfortable

The Engineer of Vertical Frontiers