Erin Kong at "korean mourning rituals" Book Launch (Palabras Bilingual Bookstore)
Erin Kong is an interdisciplinary cultural worker whose writing and performance explore family mythology, racialized yellow as ornament, and revenge. They interrogate their diasporic Korean femininity in the west as science fiction dramedy in practice. With their background in theatre performance, poetry, and music composition, they name longing and the importance of ritual in investigating the spiritual and material. They are co-founder of Desert Diwata, and a huge fan of soup.
In 2019, they published their debut poetry collection, korean mourning rituals, and was nominated for a Phoenix Mayor's Literary Art Award. They hold a B.M. in Music Theatre (Performance) and a minor in Asian Pacific american Studies from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.