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Poetry Reading by Emily Jungmin Yoon

Presented by University of Cincinnati English Department at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

Oct 12 2023
Poetry Reading by Emily Jungmin Yoon

Emily Jungmin Yoon

The Department of English and the Elliston Poetry Fund present Emily Jungmin Yoon at the Elliston Poetry Room (Rm 646 Langsam Library).

Emily Jungmin Yoon is a poet, translator, editor, and scholar. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco | HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2019 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award and finalist for the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The book was released in Korean as 우리 종족의 특별한 잔인함 (trans. Han Yujoo, Yolimwon 2020). She is also the author of Ordinary Misfortunes, the 2017 winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize by Tupelo Press (selected by Maggie Smith), and the translator and editor of Against Healing: Nine Korean Poets (Tilted Axis, 2019), a chapbook anthology of poems by Korean women writers. Yoon is currently working on a critical manuscript, Enclosed Reading: A Feminist Method for Contemporary Korean and Korean American Women’s Poetry, 1987-2019. Yoon’s second full-length poetry collection, Find Me as the Creature I Am, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2024. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, POETRY, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Sewanee Review, and elsewhere. Yoon received her BA in English and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, MFA in Creative Writing at New York, and PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She splits her time between Honolulu and South Korea.



  • Oct 12, 2023 at 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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