Engine Empire

Cathy Park Hong (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
August 05, 2013
Pages
95
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.3 X 8.1 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393346480
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About the Author

Cathy Park Hong's latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo'um. Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry, A Public Space, Paris Review, McSweeney's, Baffler, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a professor at Rutgers Newark University. Her book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, will be published by One World/Random House in Spring 2020.

Reviews

Part of what makes that worthwhile is Hong's ability to turn her language into more than pastiche, developing styles of writing that feel dense with the historical richness of the English language--a history of borrowing, invention, and manipulation that Hong honors, in part, by making room for her own inventiveness. . . . a sustaining book, one that believes in the value of being moved by words--the value, that is, of being human.. --Jonathan Farmer
Cathy Park Hong is a seer of visions. Engine Empire is a brainy, glinting triptych about what powers 'progress, ' what its human costs are, and where it might be taking our species. Novelistic, meditative, offbeat, and soulful, Hong's poetry is many fathoms deep. --David Mitchell
If Hong is one of the best poets we have in America--and she is--it's because she filters her deeply-felt topical obsessions through such imaginative lenses that even a well-read reader can only gape in amazement. --Seth Abramson
An entertaining read, even as it says stark and haunting things about race, love, technology, and the capacities of language to hide or reveal unwelcome truths. . . . While there have always been lots of writers warning us about the corruptibility of language in the wrong hands, few others have made an unbrave new world such a pleasure to discover. --Craig Morgan Teicher"
Reading this book feels like listening to a symphony: Themes develop, vanish and recur amid Hong s abundant verbal music. . . . Hong s triumph is to alienate us from ourselves in order to reaffirm what makes us human. --Dave Lucas"
Part of what makes that worthwhile is Hong s ability to turn her language into more than pastiche, developing styles of writing that feel dense with the historical richness of the English language a history of borrowing, invention, and manipulation that Hong honors, in part, by making room for her own inventiveness. . . . a sustaining book, one that believes in the value of being moved by words the value, that is, of being human.. --Jonathan Farmer"
Cathy Park Hong does everything short of inventing her own language in order to show cultures clashing and spilling into each other. "
Starred review: Grapples with vocation and origin in a globalizing era. . . . full of luminous surprises. "
Will force you to question the possibilities life offers, in the past, the present, and the future. --Jeff Alessandrelli"