Emily Yoon

Emily Yoon’s poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Best of the Net 2014, Rattle, Prelude, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She received her BA at the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA at New York University, where she served as an Award Editor for the Washington Square Review and as a Starworks Fellow. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

From An Ordinary Misfortune

“This statement by an American man at the bar: Your life in Korea would have been a whole lot different without the US. Meaning: be thankful.”