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Monica Youn

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Monica Youn is the author of the poetry collections From From (Graywolf Press, 2023), and Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and was also shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award, longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the best poetry books of 2016 by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and BuzzFeed. Her previous poetry collections are Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010), a finalist for the National Book Award, and Barter (Graywolf Press, 2003).

Youn's honors include the John Solomon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship at the Library of Congress, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and residencies at Villa Serbelloni / Rockefeller Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. A former lawyer and the daughter of Korean immigrants, she teaches at Princeton University and in the Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence MFA programs.

  • 2019