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  Peggy Hong
Peggy Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised
Peggy Hong
in Hawaii and New York. A graduate of Barnard College, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree at Antioch University with a dual concentration in poetry and fiction. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks The Sister Who Swallows the Ocean (CrowLadies Press)and Hoofbeats (Gokiburi Press), and her poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies including Margie Review, Rhino, Bamboo Ridge, and Asian Pacific American Journal.

She is a recipient of Milwaukee County's Art Futures artist fellowship. Also a dancer and Iyengar yoga instructor, she teaches writing to children and adults, specializing in interdisciplinary approaches. She teaches at Alverno College, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and Riverwest Yogashala.


Peggy Hong
swimming into stillness forget
tomorrow forsake

air enters and leaves
careless breath ushers
space of nothing

body spreads
a perfect circle
into forgiving earth
mountains grow deeper underground

blood and lymph pulse in saline
purge sedimental attachments

settle into nameless
breezed clean mind

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