BCB War Still Within



"Tanya Ko Hong captures in these spare, elegant poems, a world of cruelty, suffering, and survival. Here is beauty juxtaposed with pain so deep it's almost impossible to put into words. And yet this fine poet does just that. She breaks our hearts with the truth and astonishes us with her compassion." - Ellen Bass, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and author of ten books of poetry and nonfiction

The War Still Within is the poet's fifth book, and contains 36 poems (25 reprinted from other literary venues). It includes "Comfort Woman," her well researched and vividly imagined sequence of six poems based on the experiences of the Korean "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II