Emily Jungmin Yoon

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author A Cruelty Special to Our Species, was published by Ecco in 2018. Born in Busan, Republic of Korea, Yoon earned her BA in English and communication at the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in creative writing at New York University, where she served as an award editor for the Washington Square Review. Her poems and translations have appeared in The New YorkerVirginia Quarterly ReviewPoetry magazine, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is pursuing a PhD in Korean literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.