Ko, Tanya Hyonhye 1964-

views updated

KO, Tanya Hyonhye 1964-

PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1964, in An Yang, South Korea; naturalized U.S. citizen; married Patrick S. Hong (a corporate executive), March 26, 1994; children: Soolgi, Jungi, Ingi. Ethnicity: "Asian." Education: Biola University, degrees, 1992 and 1993; attended Hope University, 2000-01. Hobbies and other interests: Working out, walking on the beach.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Oma Books of the Pacific, P.O. Box 9095, San Pedro, CA 90734. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Young Women's Christian Association of the Greater Los Angeles Area, Los Angeles, CA, specialist with women's program, 1994-97; freelance writer, 1996—. Living Tree Conference, artist-inresidence; public speaker.

MEMBER: Korean American Poets Association (member of board of directors), Korean American Literature Association (member of board of directors), Korean American Christian Literature Association (member of board of directors).

AWARDS, HONORS: First prize, Echo Literature Contest, 1987, for Echo Anthology.


Mother's Diary from Generation 1.5, Hyng Kyu Lee (Khirbat Qumran), 2002.

Yellow Flowers on a Rainy Day (poetry), Oma Books of the Pacific (San Pedro, CA), 2003.

Author of Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Stork, published in Korean, 1993. Work represented in collections, including Metaphor beyond Time: Anthology of Contemporary World Poets, 1990; and Echo Anthology. Columnist for Korea Central Daily, 2002—. Contributor to periodicals, including Roots Wings.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on Korean American immigrants.

SIDELIGHTS: Tanya Hyonhye Ko told CA: "I think that I am always searching for peace, harmony, love, and truth: what's really important in life."