Korea Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies in North America, Korea Foundation


Junior Fellow, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University

Finalist, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Claremont Graduate University


Best of 2019: Music Writing for “The Poetic Consequences of K-Pop” (Paris Review), Longreads

Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry for A CRUELTY SPECIAL TO OUR SPECIES, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Theodore Morrison Fellowship for Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference


Thomas Lux Fellowship, Summer Seminar for Writers, Sarah Lawrence College


Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Poetry Foundation

Finalist, Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, Key West Literary Seminars

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant 

Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize, Tupelo Press – Selected by Maggie Smith

Poetry fellow, Emerging Writer Fellowship, Aspen Words

Nomination, Best New Poets – Nominated by POETRY (“Bell Theory”) 

Featured writer, Maudlin House – Writers of the Week 

Ron Offen Student Poetry Prize – Selected by Roger Reeves


Featured artist, The Blueshift Journal 

Contributor, Political Punch Anthology (“An Ordinary Misfortune” [What is pressing…] and “An Ordinary Misfortune” [Mine is the jam-packed train…], originally published in Ploughshares and The Offing, respectively)


Winner (Poetry), Emerging Writer’s Contest, Ploughshares – Selected by Matthew Lippman

Winner (Poetry), WC&C Scholarship Competition, AWP – Selected by Sandra Beasley

Finalist, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund 

AAWW Fellow, The Home School – Miami 2016

Semi-finalist, The Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize, “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest

Short-listed, SLS Montreal Flash Fiction Contest, Cosmonauts Avenue 

Contributor, 2014 Best of the Net Anthology

Nomination, The Pushcart Prize – Nominated by Sugared Water (“My Grandmother Reminisces with Peaches”) 

Nominated by PinwheelBettering American Poetry (“An Ordinary Misfortune”: “Hunting ground … ”)

Attendee, Squaw Valley Community of Writers – Poetry Workshop


Starworks Fellow 2014-2015, New York University

Contributor, Iris N. Spencer Awards – Early Years Anthology


Winner, Iris N. Spencer Undergraduate Poetry Award

3rd Place, First Call poetry contest at the University of Pennsylvania


International Merit Award, Atlanta Review

Poem of Distinction, Writecorner Press Poetry Awards



Podcast (Korean), 네시이십분

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Nashville Review

Interview (Korean), 여성신문

Podcast (Korean), 문장의 소리

Interview, KBS Korea24

Interview (Korean), 교보문고

Interview (Korean) [article] , 경향신문 

News Coverage (Korean), JTBC News

News Coverage (Korean), YTN News

News Coverage (Korean), KBS News

Podcast (Korean), 큰일은 여자가 해야지

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, FENCE



Interview, American Literary Review

Interview, The Pennsylvania Gazette

Interview, The Chicago Maroon

Interview, Corrigan Literary Review

Interview, The Paris Review

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Michigan Quarterly Review

Words on a Wire Podcast, KTEP

50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019, Book Riot

10 Books of Poetry that Highlight the Diversity of Asian America, Electric Literature


2018 Co-op Notable Books, Seminary Co-op Books

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, The New York Times

Travel interview, LA Times and Chicago Tribune

New Books in Poetry Podcast, New Books Network

Best Books of 2018, NPR

The Best 10 Poetry Books of 2018, Chicago Review of Books

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Anomaly

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, The New York Review of Books

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, The Washington Post

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Pacific Standard

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, American Microreviews

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, RHINO

Review of A Cruelty Special to Our SpeciesPublisher’s Weekly

Review of Ordinary Misfortunes & Interview, Hyype

Review of Ordinary Misfortunes, Heavy Feather Review

Review of Ordinary Misfortunes, Jet Fuel Review

Review of “An Ordinary Misfortune” (poem)wildness

Review of “Say Grace” (poem), Close Talking 

Interview, Poetry Foundation

Interview, Poets & Writers

Interview, HelloGiggles

Interview, Newcity

VS Podcast, Poetry Foundation

Must-Read Poetry: September 2018, The Millions

Four Fresh and Forthcoming APA Poetry Collections to Enjoy This Fall, Lantern Review

Debut Poetry: Summer 2018Palette Poetry

Take Note: Eleven New Collections by Asian American Poets, Poetry Society of America

LIT 50 2018: Who Really Books In Chicago, Newcity

100 of My Favorite Poets For Your Survival PackAutostraddle


Against ‘Fire and Fury,‘” Hyphen Magazine


“Poetry of prize-winning PhD student weaves social issues and art,UChicago News


Tiny Spills, Cosmonauts Avenue


April 2016 FeatureThe Blueshift Journal 



Instructor, Korean Literature in Translation – Modern, University of Hawaii at Manoa (May – July 2021)

Instructor, Introduction to Writing as Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, (February – May 2021)


Instructor, Beginning Poetry Workshop, University of Chicago (April – June 2019)

Instructor, Fourth Year Korean, University of Chicago (January – March 2019)


Workshop leader, APAC x KASA: Fall Speaker (November 28, 2018)

Poetry Mentor, The Adroit Journal’s Summer Mentorship Program (June – August 2018)


Workshop leader, Lycée International de l’Est Parisien (October 16, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Korean, University of Chicago (September 2017 – December 2018)


Workshop leader, facilitating a workshop with poetry by José Garcia Villa at Asian Americans Coast to Coast: Honoring our Literary Ancestors for Kundiman in New York City (May 23, 2015)

Starworks Fellow, reading & writing poetry with children at Maimonides Medical Center (September 2014 – May 2015)


Instructor, Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, New York University (September – December 2014)


Teacher’s Aide, weekend reading & writing for children of the West African diaspora community (as part of Technology & Inquiry into a Multicultural Bilingual Academic program) at the University of Pennsylvania (January – May 2013)