Erin Kong is a second-generation Korean american cultural worker and creator, raised on occupied Akimel O'odham land. Their work explores deconstructing the racialized yellow feminine* and intergenerational trauma.
In 2019, they published their debut poetry collection, korean mourning rituals. That same year, they were nominated for the Phoenix Mayor's Literary Art Award. They received a B.M. in Musical Theatre (Performance) and a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies from Arizona State University.
Kong co-founded Desert Diwata, an organization dedicated to honoring and creating safe community for healing and creation. They currently spend their days dreaming and fulfilling every need of their rambunctious black cat.
*Ornamentalism, Anne Anlin Cheng