Posted on 09/16/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Landing on TIME magazine’s most influential people list is — mostly — a huge honor.
(Certainly there are list members who could just as easily be called infamous as famous.)
Hong is a poet — a female Asian-American one, at that.
The author of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, which won the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award for an autobiography, expressed her astonishment over the inclusion on Twitter.
Poets, especially Asian American female poets, don't dream about being on the Time 100 List. But it happened and I'm on the cover. https://t.co/eCzj3jEl2a— cph (@cathyparkhong) September 15, 2021
Other writers on the list, sometimes for reasons other than their writing, are N.K. Jemisin, Stacey Abrams, Jessica B. Harris, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Dolly Parton, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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