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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What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion