Knight Foundation Art + Research Center Keynote Lecture: Cathy Park Hong
Minor Feelings: Reflections on America’s Racial Consciousness
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 create an emotional and impactful exploration of Asian American personhood. Her book, 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.
About Cathy Park Hong
Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the author of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. In this widely celebrated book of essays, Hong provocatively infuses cultural criticism, history, and her own person experience to reveal hard truths about the American racialized consciousness. In engaging and revealing talks, Hong speaks about race and Asian American identity, utilizing the craft of poetry as a lens for social change, and the power of creating art that is influenced by politics, culture, and the current societal moment.
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About the Knight Foundation Art+Research Center Keynote Lecture
The Art + Research Center’s Knight Keynote is part of its commitment to contribute to the city’s public discourse and cultural landscape. Every winter, A+RC brings to Miami distinguished national and international voices to discuss relevant and pressing topics in our fast-changing society. Generous support for this program is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.