Readings by Su Hwang, Simone Muench, & Emily Jungmin Yoon

We are thrilled to welcome Su Hwang to the shop in celebration of her new book of poetry, BODEGA, due from Milkweed Editions on October 8th. Su will read selections of her poetry alongside Simone Muench and Emily Jungmin Yoon. A book signing will follow the program.

About Su Hwang:

Born in Seoul, Korea, Su Hwang was raised in New York then called the Bay Area home before transplanting to the Midwest, where she received her MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota. A recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature, the Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize, writer-in-residence fellowships to Dickinson House and Hedgebrook, among others, her poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, Water~Stone Review, Waxwing, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and is the co-founder, with Sun Yung Shin, of Poetry Asylum. Su Hwang currently lives in Minneapolis.

About Simone Muench:

Simone Muench is the author of several books, including Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014). Her recent, Suture, includes sonnets written with Dean Rader (BLP, 2017). She is an editor of They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (BLP, 2018) and curator of the HB Sunday Reading Series in Chicago. Additionally, she serves as faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review and as a senior poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly.

About Emily Jungmin Yoon:

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco, September 2018), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, July 2017), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. Her poems and translations have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and elsewhere. She has accepted awards and fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, the Aspen Institute, and elsewhere. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD candidate in Korean literature at the University of Chicago.

Bodega: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571315243
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 8th, 2019

Wolf Centos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936747795
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Sarabande Books - September 16th, 2014

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062843708
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Ecco - June 25th, 2019

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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