Suji Kwock Kim

b. 1969
Suji Kwock Kim

Suji Kwock Kim is a Korean American poet who has written, in addition to poetry, texts for choral compositions and a multimedia play. She earned a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her first book, Notes from the Divided Country (2003), was the recipient of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, among other distinctions. She has taught at universities including Sarah Lawrence College, Drew University, and Stanford University, as well as at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference.

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"POL has opened my mind to many kinds of poetry. Before competing, my experience with poetry was limited to Dr. Seuss. I now find myself making literary references, having analytical conversations with my peers and mentors about poetry, and recalling poems throughout my day."
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2016 UT POL Champion