The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture 2022 with Cathy Park Hong

Mar 19, 2022 at

The Study at Penn

Cathy Park Hong

This year The Yoonmee Chang Memorial Lecture will hosted the Keynote speaker of our 25th Anniversary Celebration: Cathy Park Hong!

Cathy Park Hong, Author of Minor Feelings. 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.