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Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Monica Youn

October 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monica Youn.

Poet Monica Youn will read from her work followed by a brief Q&A and book signing, courtesy of Barnes & Noble at FIT bookstore.

Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and 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 (2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have been widely published, including in Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Lana Turner, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University and in the Columbia and Sarah Lawrence MFA programs.


Read examples of Youn’s work by clicking the links below:

“Brownacre” (The New Yorker)

“103 Korean Martyrs” (Poetry Foundation)

“Blackacre” (Poetry Foundation)

“Drawing for Absolute Beginners” (Poetry Foundation)

Ten poems on Academy of American Poets


PBS Newshour reading “A Guide to Usage: ‘Mine’” (audio on Soundcloud)

Monica Youn Reading “Palinode” and “Portrait of a Hanged Woman”

Monica Youn reading selections from Blackacre (“Whiteacre,” Brownacre,” “Goldacre,” “Redacre” and “A Guide to Usage: ‘Mine’”) at Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Monica Youn on Blackacre: Poems at the 2017 AWP Book Fair (see below)

Monica Youn: Poetry & Law (Library of Congress)


Transformation, however limited that transformation may be“: An Interview with Monica Youn (Prairie Schooner)


PBS Newshour Interview with Monica Youn


This event is free and open to the public. 



October 12, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States