Poem-A-Day : “Jeju Island”

Boston Review: “Icicle Creek”

Poetry Society of America: “Showtime”

PEN America: “Testimony”

Seattle Review of Books: “Korean War”

Figure 1: “Homecoming”

Poetry Northwest: “43558 Southerland Way” & “Trilogy”

Verse Daily: “Confession”

Two Peach: “Overcast”

CityArts: “Shaman”

Berfrois: “For Adam”

The Margins: “The Forest,” “Pigeon,” and “Madrona”

Zocalo Public Square: “Alki the Town of Dreams”

Berfrois: “South Korean Ferry Accident”

Print-Oriented Bastards: “On Sleep”

Narrative Magazine: “Tiger Balm,” “Joyful God,” “Moat”

H.O.W. Journal: “An English to English Translation of Beyoncé”

Los Angeles Review of Books: “Today Never Happened”


Catapult: “Writing Advice for My Younger Self”

Slate: “The Coat”

Prairie Schooner: “How to Age with Grace”


SmokeLong Quarterly: “Ueno Zoo”

SWARM: “Savage”

Coast/NoCoast: “Haru”


Asymptote: “A Bright Room,” “Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick,” “Between a Rice Bowl and Shadow”

Poetry Daily & Waxwing Magazine: “On the Street,” “Shadow”

World Literature Today: “The Mythology of I in Translation”

Antioch University: “Death,” “Jebu Island, and also Rain”

Blue Lyra Review: “49th Day” and “On the Road”

Hayden’s Ferry Review: “Cried”

Alchemy Journal: “Dating 3,” “Dating 1”

Puerto Del Sol: “Your Package,” “Spring Letter,” “Road or Net,” and “Mirror Gnaws on My Face”


Pleiades: Poetry by Korean American Women: “Guest Editor’s Note”

The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit: “Shaman,” “Floaters,” “The Mountain,” “Father in his Old Age”

Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3: “Five Cantos”

Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics: “My Country,” “Clearance”

Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on Politics of Identity: “Pledge of Allegiance”


Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award 2021

Longlist for the PEN Open Book Award 2021

The Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing 2020

Prairie Schooner’s Creative Nonfiction Contest Runner-Up 18-19

Sundress Publications The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed 18-19

Boston Review “Top 25 Poems of 2017” 17-18

National Poetry Series Finalist 16-17

Pushcart Prize Nomination for “All Bodies Are” 15-16

Best of the Net for “Ingredients for Memories Used As Explosives” 12-13

Pushcart Prize Nomination for “To My Mother Kneeling in the Cactus Garden” 12-13