Monica Youn Reading
Washington University in St. Louis: The MFA Program Spring Reading Series 2019
Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (Graywolf Press 2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award and the PEN Open Book Award and was longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book IGNATZ (Four Way Books 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Witter Bynner Fellowship of the Library of Congress, and the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, among other awards. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she was raised in Houston, Texas, and now lives in New York.
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Monica Youn's books will be available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books.