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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Jungmin Yoon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: , in Busan, South Korea


Illinois Connection

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

Biographical and Professional Information

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.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

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

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

Ordinary misfortunes /
ISBN: 1946482064. OCLC Number: 996403533

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