We are excited to announce that Cathy Park Hong’s visit has been rescheduled for March 10 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
This event is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the BCT Box Office, at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington, or online at bctboxoffice.org.
Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (2020) tracks the tensions between the idealistic American dream and the realities of racial experience. Focusing on “minor feelings” of shame, suspicion, and melancholy that fill the gap between these disparate experiences, Hong explores her relationship with everything from female friendship to the English language. Minor Feelings was a finalist for the Pultizer prize, and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. In her poetry, her essays, and her autobiography, Hong has assembled a monumental portrait of her own identity, and an incisive exploration of racial consciousness in America today.
In addition to Minor Feelings, Hong has published three collections of poetry: Translating Mo’um (2002), Dance Dance Revolution (2006), chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Engine Empire (2012). Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her prose and poetry have been published in the New York Times, New Republic, The Guardian, Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a professor at Rutgers-Newark University.
The reading will be followed by an on-stage conversation and audience Q&A.
Please note: Wearing a mask indoors and at this event is required per Indiana University and Monroe County mandates. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available.
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination (in the form of a physical card, a photo of their card, or a verified app) for all patrons 12 years old and older with a name that matches their photo ID. Where applicable, the second vaccine dose must be dated at least 14 days prior to the event.