Jennifer Kwon Dobbs


Jennifer Kwon Dobbs was born in Wonju-Si, South Korea. Her debut collection, Paper Pavilion, received the White Pine PressPoetry Prize and was published in 2007. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 5 AMBlackbirdCadencesCrazyhorse,Cimarron ReviewCream City ReviewMiPOesiasPoetry NZ, andTulane Review, among other journals; have been anthologized inEchoes Upon Echoes (Asian American Writers Workshop, 2003) and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W. W. Norton, 2008); featured on radio and in film; and translated into Greek, Korean, and Turkish. Currently, she is assistant professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College and lives in Minneapolis.

First posted: January 2, 2009

Last modified: April 18, 2016