Monica Youn

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Monica Youn
Monica Youn 2016 (2) (Cropped).png
Youn, speaking in 2016
Alma mater Princeton University,
Yale Law School,
Oxford University
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Witter Bynner Fellowship

Monica Youngna Youn is an American poet and lawyer.

Life[edit]

Youn was raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy (Texas), Princeton University, Yale Law School with a J.D., and Oxford University with a M. Phil, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.[1]

Literary career[edit]

Youn, speaking after being awarded the Witter Bynner Fellowship in 2008[2]

She is the author of three books of poems: Blackacre, Ignatz, and Barter.[3] Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker,[4] Poetry Magazine,[5] The Paris Review,[6] among other journals. She has given readings at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA),[7] on NPR's All Things Considered[8] and was a keynote reader at the 2012 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference.[9]

She currently teaches creative writing at Princeton University[10] and at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.[11] She previously taught at Bennington College, Columbia University, and at the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program.

Legal career[edit]

She was the inaugural Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at New York University Law School.[12] She formerly directed the campaign finance reform project at the Brennan Center for Justice.[12] She is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States[13] and was co-lead counsel for Defendant-Intervenors in McComish v. Bennett in 2011.[14] She has appeared on PBS Newshour,[15]Hardball with Chris Matthews,[16] Bill Moyers Journal,[17] and Need to Know.[18] She is the editor of Money, Politics and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United.[19] She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee,[20] the House Judiciary Committee,[21] and the House Committee on Administration.[22]

She was a pledged delegate for Obama in the 2008 presidential election.[23] She has written for Slate,[24] The Los Angeles Times,[25] and The Huffington Post.[26]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Youn, Monica (2016). Blackacre. Saint Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press. ISBN 1555977502. 
  • Youn, Monica (2010). Ignatz. Four Way Books. ISBN 193553601X. 
  • Youn, Monica (2003). Barter. Saint Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press. ISBN 1555973817. 

Poems in anthologies[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Literary criticism[edit]

Law[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Monica Youn Lecturer in Creative Writing". Lewis Center, Princeton. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Witter Bynner Fellows 2008". The Library of Congress Webcasts. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  3. ^ https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/barter
  4. ^ "Against Imagism". newyorker.com. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Blackacre by Monica Youn". poetryfoundation.org. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.theparisreview.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5777
  7. ^ "Museum of Modern Art - MoMA". moma.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "NewsPoet: Monica Youn Writes The Day In Verse". npr.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Monica Youn". princeton.edu. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "FACULTY - The MFA Program For Writers at Warren Wilson College". wwcmfa.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Monica Youn - Brennan Center for Justice". brennancenter.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett - Brennan Center for Justice". brennancenter.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "2010 Term Opinions of the Court". supremecourt.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  15. ^ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june10/scotus2_01-21.html
  16. ^ "'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Thursday, July 9". msn.com. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Bill Moyers Journal . Monica Youn and Zephyr Teachout - PBS". pbs.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Watch Full Episodes Online of Need To Know on PBS - Newsmakers Interview: Monica Youn". pbs.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  20. ^ http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/pdf/11-04-12%20Youn%20Testimony.pdf
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  23. ^ Youn, Monica (27 August 2008). "Adventures of an Accidental Delegate". Retrieved 9 April 2017 – via Slate. 
  24. ^ "Search Results". slate.com. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  25. ^ Youn, Monica (10 January 2010). "Giving corporations an outsized voice in elections". Los Angeles Times. 
  26. ^ Youn, Monica. "Monica Youn". Huffington Post. 
  27. ^ "The MacDowell Colony". macdowellcolony.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  28. ^ "FOUR WAY BOOKS: About Monica Youn". fourwaybooks.com. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  29. ^ "Monica Youn, Ignatz - 2010 National Book Award Poetry Finalist, The National Book Foundation". nationalbook.org. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  30. ^ "2010 National Book Award Finalist, Poetry". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  31. ^ "Monica Youn: Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award in 2017". Poetry Society of America. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  32. ^ "National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2016 Awards". Critical Mass: The blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  33. ^ "2017 Pen America Literary Awards Finalist". Pen America. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 

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