Building from the conversation between facilitator Dana Bishop-Root and artist Tourmaline (In This Not Unprecedented Time), the salon series will work to build a dialogue that accumulates conversations of individuals whose practices imagine and actualize what we are walking into--through the pandemic portal.
Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, was published in Spring 2020 by One World/Random House (US) and Profile Books (UK). She is also the author of poetry collections Engine Empire, published in 2012 by W.W. Norton, 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 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 full professor at Rutgers-Newark University.
Dana Bishop-Root has centered her work and heart in North Braddock for eleven years, is a founding member of General Sisters, Transformazium, and is the Associate Director at the Braddock Carnegie Library Association.