Translating Mo'um

Translating Mo um Poetry Asian American Studies Deft edgy dystopic assiduous in their loathing of the famous fascination of the exotic Cathy Park Hong s poems burst forth in searing flashes of ire and insight She g

  • Title: Translating Mo'um
  • Author: Cathy Park Hong
  • ISBN: 9781931236119
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Asian American Studies Deft, edgy, dystopic, assiduous in their loathing of the famous fascination of the exotic, Cathy Park Hong s poems burst forth in searing flashes of ire and insight She gives no quarter to either Korean or English Without creative interference, without mistranslation, language to her is history s cracked thorax, a resented dictation, Poetry Asian American Studies Deft, edgy, dystopic, assiduous in their loathing of the famous fascination of the exotic, Cathy Park Hong s poems burst forth in searing flashes of ire and insight She gives no quarter to either Korean or English Without creative interference, without mistranslation, language to her is history s cracked thorax, a resented dictation, and a constant personal embarrassment Her poems are islands without flags, the ocean a slate gray along the wolf hued sand TRANSLATING MO UM is striking both for its stabbingly original, vinegary images and its ruthless honesty Hong being that rare thing, a poet as rigorous in her self scrutiny as in her cultural confrontations Calvin Bedien

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