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
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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).