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Emily Jungmin Yoon

Born: , in Busan, South Korea
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Yoon is a PhD student studying Korean literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

Biography: Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes, the 2017 winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize by Tupelo Press. Yoon received her BA at the University of Pennsylvania and MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest, AWP's WC&C Scholarship Competition, and the Poetry Foundation, among others. Her poems and translations have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, POETRY, The New York Times Magazine, and Korean Literature Now. She currently serves as the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

A cruelty special to our species :
ISBN: 9780062843685 OCLC: 1016928075

A piercing debut collection of poems from a sensational new talent exploring gender, race, and violence.--Jacket flap.

Ordinary misfortunes /
ISBN: 1946482064 OCLC: 996403533