Erin Kong is a Korean person who writes, makes music, and reads. They are fascinated with the footprints and intersection of memory, identity, and creation.
Kong obtained a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Music Theatre) at Arizona State University. Later, they added a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies, where they became interested in the often dichotomous relationship between art and organizing.
In 2019, they published their debut poetry collection, korean mourning rituals. korean mourning rituals is now distributed online through Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, and Lulu Publishing, and available at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore. That same year, they were nominated for the Phoenix Mayor's Literary Art Award.
Kong co-founded Desert Diwata, an organization dedicated to honoring and creating safe community for pan-Asian healing and creation. They are a member of the steering committee for study group KLASS.