Emily Jungmin Yoon

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of Ordinary Misfortunes, the 2017 winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize by Tupelo Press and selected by Maggie Smith, and A Cruelty Special to Our Species, published by Ecco Books in September 2018.

Born in Busan, Republic of Korea, since the age of 10, she has lived in Canada and the US and currently lives in Chicago. She has also accepted awards and fellowships from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, Aspen Words, and elsewhere. In 2017, she received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, POETRY, The New York Times Magazine, Korean Literature Now, and elsewhere.