Monica Youn

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Monica Youngna Youn is an American poet and lawyer.

Life[edit]

She was raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Princeton University, Yale Law School with a J.D., and Oxford University with a M. Phil, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

She is the author of two books of poems.[1] Her second collection Ignatz was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry.[2] Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker,[3] The New York Times Magazine,[4] The Paris Review,[5] among other journals. She has given readings at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA),[6] on NPR's All Things Considered[7] and was a keynote reader at the 2012 AWP Conference.[8] She teaches creative writing at Princeton University[9] and at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.[10]

She was previously the inaugural Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at New York University Law School.[11] She formerly directed the campaign finance reform project at the Brennan Center for Justice.[11] She has appeared on PBS Newshour,[12]Hardball with Chris Matthews,[13] Bill Moyers Journal,[14] and Need to Know (PBS).[15] She is the editor of Money, Politics and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United.[16] She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee,[17] the House Judiciary Committee,[18] and the House Committee on Administration.[19]

She was a pledged delegate for Obama in the 2008 presidential election.[20] She has written for Slate,[21] the Los Angeles Times,[22] and the Huffington Post.[23]

She lives in Manhattan.[24]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • 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. 

Essays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/barter
  2. ^ a b http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2010_p_youn.html
  3. ^ http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2012/07/23/120723po_poem_youn
  4. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/magazine/stephen-burt-poetrys-cross-dressing-kingmaker.html
  5. ^ http://www.theparisreview.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5777
  6. ^ http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/13/464
  7. ^ http://www.npr.org/2012/04/27/151517039/newspoet-monica-youn-writes-the-day-in-verse
  8. ^ http://www.vidaweb.org/events/awp-keynote-eileen-myles-and-monica-youn
  9. ^ http://www.princeton.edu/arts/arts_at_princeton/creative_writing/professor_bios/youn/index.xml
  10. ^ http://www.wwcmfa.org/faculty-2/
  11. ^ a b http://www.brennancenter.org/content/people/monica_youn
  12. ^ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june10/scotus2_01-21.html
  13. ^ http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/31848671/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_matthews/
  14. ^ http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01292010/profile2.html
  15. ^ http://video.pbs.org/video/1581225943/
  16. ^ http://tcf.org/publications/2011/4/money-politics-and-the-constitution-beyond-citizens-united
  17. ^ http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/pdf/11-04-12%20Youn%20Testimony.pdf
  18. ^ http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_100203.html
  19. ^ http://democrats.cha.house.gov/event/congressional-forum-campaign-finance
  20. ^ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/dispatches/features/2008/adventures_of_an_accidental_delegate/how_to_fake_a_floor_credential.html
  21. ^ http://www.slate.com/search.html?q=monica+youn
  22. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/10/opinion/la-oe-youn10-2010jan10
  23. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-youn
  24. ^ http://www.millaycolony.org/advising
  25. ^ http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:7BlLyFXY-REJ:www.yaddo.org/yaddo/pdfs/writers.pdf+monica+youn+yaddo&hl=en&gl=us&sig=AHIEtbTAmbH_DENQETVeJ3qkYVJqtIvfSw
  26. ^ http://www.macdowellcolony.org/artists-indexfellows.php
  27. ^ http://www.fourwaybooks.com/books/youn/youn_about.php?PHPSESSID=425bc945ea6e8acd5dc1bd4e7f0701d2

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