Monica Youngna Youn is an American poet and lawyer.
She is the Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at New York University Law School. She previously directed the campaign finance reform project at the Brennan Center for Justice. She has appeared on PBS Newshour,Hardball with Chris Matthews, Bill Moyers Journal, and Need to Know (PBS). She is the editor of Money, Politics and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United. She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Committee on Administration.
Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Gulf Coast, The Paris Review, among other journals. She has given readings at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), on NPR's All Things Considered and was a keynote reader at the 2012 AWP Conference. She has been a visiting professor at Columbia University. She is on the board of the Asian American Writers Workshop  and on the Advising Artists Council, for the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her collection Ignatz was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry.
- Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University
- Yaddo residency 
- MacDowell fellow 
- 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowship
- Rockefeller Foundation / Bellagio—Villa Serbelloni,
- National Book Award Finalist 2010
- "Venice, Unaccompanied", Poetry Foundation
- "Titian’s Salome", AGNI 53, 2001
- "the wedding of ignatz", Tin House Review, Fall 2005
- "Epistle to Ignatz". The Brooklyn Rail. September 2004.
- "Ignatz Invoked; Winged Ignatz; Ignatz Domesticus". Paris Review (181). Summer 2007.
- "Ignatz Oasis; Ersatz Ignatz; I-40 Ignatz". Guernica. April 2008.
- Barter. Graywolf Press. 2003. ISBN 978-1-55597-381-0.
- Ignatz. Four Way Books. 2010. ISBN 193553601X.
- Victoria M. Chang, ed. (2004). "25th & Delores". Asian American poetry: the next generation. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07174-4.
- Legitimate Dangers. Sarabande Books. 2006. ISBN 1932511296.
- Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. W. W. Norton & Company. 2008. ISBN 0393332381.
- Art and Artists: Poems. Everyman's Library. 2012. ISBN 978-0307959386.