Sun Yung Shin


Sun Yung Shin’shas recently published work in journals and anthologies such as Encyclopedia: Volumes I and II, Drunken Boat,and Cerise Press. Her poem “Which Way | Kichicheon | Yankeetown” was recently nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize; she is a 2010 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for Literature; in 2008 she received the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry; and in 2007 she was a Bush Foundation Artist Fellow in Literature. Shin is the author of the collection of poems Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press, 2007); the co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (South End Press, 2006); and the author of Cooper’s Lesson (Children’s Book Press, 2004), a bilingual Korean/English illustrated book for children. A new book of poems, Rough, And Savage, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in fall 2012. She lives in Minnesota where she teaches at the Perpich Center for Arts Education and in colleges and community centers.

First posted: August 9, 2010

Last modified: April 18, 2016