Tanya Ko Hong
Reclaiming Witches and Monstrous Women, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum
Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong (고현혜) is an internationally published poet, translator, and cultural-curator who champions bilingual poetry and poets. She is the author of five books, including The War Still Within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). Her poetry appears in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly (The Feminist Press), the Choson Ilbo, and The Korea Times, among others. She is holds an MFA degree from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Tanya’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Dritëro Agolli award at the International Korçare Poetry Festival, the Yun Doon-ju Korean-American Literature Award, and Ko Won’s 10th Literary Award. Weaving together two cultures, Tanya’s poetry gives voice to multiple generations of Korean and Korean-American women. She is @tanyakohong on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. https://www.tanyakohong.com/.
Books That Make a Difference: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Wings by Yi Sang, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, The Wild Iris by Louise Glück.