Hannah Sanghee Park

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Hannah Sanghee Park
Born (1986-05-24) May 24, 1986 (age 33)
Tacoma, Washington
OccupationPoet, writer
EducationUniversity of Washington
Iowa Writers' Workshop
University of Southern California
Notable worksThe Same-Different
Notable awardsWalt Whitman award (2014)

Hannah Sanghee Park is an American poet. She is the author of the poetry collection, The Same-Different, winner of the 2014 Walt Whitman award of the Academy of American Poets.

Early life and education[edit]

Hannah Sanghee Park was born in Tacoma, Washington on May 24, 1986 to Korean parents. She spent her early years in Federal Way, Washington.[1] Park earned a BA from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.[2]

After receiving her MFA, Park was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship creative writing grant to study and write in Seoul, Korea.[1] Park's work in Korea resulted in a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.[1]

Park earned a MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.[1]


Park is the author of a chapbook, Ode Days Ode (The Catenary Press, 2011).[2]

Park's first poetry collection, The Same-Different was selected by Rae Armantrout as winner of the 2014 Walt Whitman award of the Academy of American Poets. The book was published by the Louisiana State University Press in 2015.[3]

Park lives and works in Los Angeles.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Laser, Jessica. "Somewhere Between the Two: The Extracurricular Education of Poet Hannah Sanghee Park". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Hannah Sanghee Park". Poets. org. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hannah Sanghee Park b 1986". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Costello, Kevin. "HANNAH SANGHEE PARK in conversation with Bennington Review". Bennington Review. Retrieved November 14, 2018.