Cathy Park Hong
Cathy Park Hong, a Professor of Creative Writing in the School of Arts and Sciences on the Newark campus, was named a finalist for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards for her autobiographical book of essays, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (One World, 2020).
In the book, Hong builds on her own personal experiences of growing up as a Korean American to amplify the often muted racial dialogue that confronts the Asian American stereotype in our society. The book sparks a deeper reflection on the larger effects of systemic cultural racism on Asian American communities.
Hong holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa and teaches a Craft of Poetry course at Rutgers. She is the poetry editor of The New Republic magazine and author of three previous poetry collections: Engine Empire (W.W. Norton, 2012) Dance Dance Revolution (W.W. Norton, 2007), and Translating Mo’um (Hanging Loose Press, 2002).