Suji Kwock Kimb. 1969
Suji Kwock Kim is a Korean American poet who has written, in addition to poetry, texts for choral compositions and a multimedia play. She received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an M.F.A. 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.