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Yoon, Emily Jungmin

General Information

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Moore Hall 367

Educational Background

(2022) PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
(2018) MA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
(2015) MFA in Creative Writing, New York University 
(2013) BA in English and Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Research Areas

Contemporary Korean and Korean American poetry, gender, feminism, transnational literature, and translation

Selected Bibliography


Find Me As the Creature I Am: Poems. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, and London: Atlantic Books, forthcoming.
A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems. New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018. (Korean Translation: Uri chongjok ŭi t’ŭkpyŏrhan chaninham. [우리 종족의 특별한 잔인함] Translated by Yujoo Han. Paju: Yolimwon, 2020)


Against Healing: Nine Korean Poets. Edited and translated from Korean. Translating Feminisms. London: Tilted Axis Press, 2019.
Ordinary Misfortunes: Poems. North Adams: Tupelo Press, 2017.


“I Became Asian When I Left Asia.” The Cut, April 2021.
“The Poetic Consequences of K-Pop.” The Paris Review, February 2019.


“Love and Death Speaking at Once.” The Believer, Spring/Summer 2023.
“Related Matters.” The New Yorker, March 2021.
“What Carries Us.” Poetry, 2020.
“Autopsy.” New York Times Magazine, March 2018.
“Time, in Whales.” The New Yorker, May 2017.


Kim, Hyesoon. “Mom’s Smell Space Molecular Therapy” and four poems. Venice Biennale, 2023.
Lee, Kyungsu. “From the Priestess of the Sun to the Poet of the Earth.” Korean Literature Now, Summer 2022.
Kim, Seung-hee. “Freedom from Sudden Rain” and nine poems. Korean Literature Now, Summer 2022.
Kim, Hyesoon. “The Illusion of the Mother and the Virgin.” Puerto Del Sol, Spring 2019.
Baek, Seok. “From the North” and two poems. Bat City Review, 2018.