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Sun Yung Shin

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Nationality  American
Name  Sun Shin
McCune–Reischauer  Sin Sonyong

Hangul  신선영
Role  Poet
Sun Yung Shin wwwsunyungshincoma6a00e009817ff2883301a3fce86
Born  1974 (age 40–41)Seoul, South Korea
Books  Skirt Full of Black, Rough, and Savage: Poems

Revised Romanization  Sin Seon-yeong

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Sun Yung Shin (born 1974) is a Korean American poet, writer and educator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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She is the editor of "A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota" (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016), author of "Unbearable Splendor" (Coffee House Press 2016), Rough, and Savage (Coffee House Press, 2012), Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press, 2007), the bilingual (English/Korean) illustrated children's book Cooper's Lesson (Children's Book Press an imprint of Lee & Low Books) and she was an editor with Jane Jeong Trenka and Julia Chinyere Oparah for Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (South End Press, 2006), the first international anthology on the politics of transracial adoption edited by transracial adoptees. Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption was released in a Korean-language edition by KoRoot Press in Seoul, South Korea, in 2012.

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Early years

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Shin was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Chicago.

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She attended Boston University for one year and then transferred to Macalester College in St. Paul and graduated cum laude with a degree in English. She has a master's degree in teaching from the University of St. Thomas and currently lives in Minneapolis.

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She has worked teaching literature, media reform and creative writing at the Perpich Center for Arts Education and also taught composition and creative writing at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, Hamline University, St. Thomas, The College of St. Catherine, The Loft Literary Center and Intermedia Arts/SASE: The Write Place. She has also taught English as second language and has been a guest artist in many inner city schools in the Minneapolis-St Paul. She has been involved in the groundbreaking but now defunct Asian American Renaissance and as a board member on many other community organizations. Shin presents her work frequently.

Additional Writing and Awards

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Shin won the Asian American Literary Award in 2008 for her book of poems Skirt Full of Black. Shin's essays and fiction are anthologized in Fiction on a Stick (Milkweed), Riding Shotgun (Borealis), Transforming a Rape Culture (Milkweed), Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings (Temple University), The Encyclopedia Project Vol. 1, A-E, Vol. 2, F - K, and The Adoption Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing).

She is a recipient of grants and awards from the (Archibald) Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation.

Her poems have appeared in journals such as Indiana Review, Swerve, Court Green, Mid-American Review, Sonora Review, Capilano Review and Xcp cross-cultural poetics.

Poems in Journals

  • A Mortal Fantasy (Axe Factory Review, Issue 12, Print) (Fall, 2000)
  • [[The Wolveish Forage]] (DUSIE, Online) (July, 2017)
  • [[Immigrant Song]] (Poetry Foundations, Online) (June, 2017)
  • [[Woven Through with Snakes]] (The Cultural Society, Online) (June, 2017)
  • Essays / Non-Fiction in Anthologies

  • "Harness" (Others Will Enter the Gates, New York, Print) (2014)
  • Essays in Journals and Other Media

  • Afterword for Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide: From Being Excluded to Becoming Model Minority (Sense Publishing, The Netherlands, Print) (2016)
  • Poems in Special Editions and Venues

  • [[Empty Ring, Nest Fire]] (Poem-a-Day, Academy of American Poets) (November 23, 2015)
  • Literary Criticism

  • Human Acts (Star Tribune, by Han Kang) (January 13. 2017)
  • References

    Sun Yung Shin Wikipedia

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