Celebrating New Asian American Writing
Linda Gregerson has said that “Monica Youn, quite simply, is one of the two or three most brilliant poets working in America today.” In her citation for the William Carlos Williams Award, Robin Coste Lewis writes that in Blackacre, “Youn transforms English itself, a vast landscape of repressed histories, into a seemingly black acre, too, an unexplored site, where suddenly the fraught relationships between the body, time, and history are stunningly articulated simultaneously.” John Yau, writing in Hyperallergic, writes that “in every generation there is a handful of poets who challenge the way we think about language and how it is used [...]. It is to this distinguished company that Youn now belongs.”
She is a member of the curatorial group The Racial Imaginary Institute and chairs the Lewis Center Committee on Race and the Arts.
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