Friday, 5 June 2020

On today's full moon, the fifty-fifth Moon Prize goes to Tanya Ko Hong's haunting micro-poem "The Way to Cross the Desert."

The Way to Cross the Desert 

by Tanya Ko Hong

Do not think about
the oasis. 

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"The Way to Cross the Desert" was first published in Yellow Flowers on a Rainy Day, Oma Books of the Pacific, 2003, and is part of Tanya Ko Hong's collection The WAR still within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019)

Tanya Ko Hong (Hyonhye) is a poet, translator, and cultural curator who champions bilingual poetry and poets. Born and raised in Suk Su Dong, South Korea, she immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eighteen. She is the author of five books: The War Still Within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019); Mother to Myself, a collection of poems in Korean (Prunsasang Press, 2015); Yellow Flowers on a Rainy Day (Oma Books of the Pacific, 2003); Mother’s Diary of Generation 1.5 (Qumran, 2002); and Generation 1.5 (Korea: Esprit Books, 1993).

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