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신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin
신 선 영 辛善英 Sun Yung Shin’s third book of poetry Unbearable Splendor won the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for poetry. She is the Korean-born author of four books of poetry including most recently The Wet Hex in 2022 and is the editor of three acclaimed anthologies of essays including A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. She is the author of one bilingual picture book and co-author of the forthcoming picture book Where We Come From. Her work has received support from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a 2021 MacDowell Fellow. Shin lives in Minneapolis with her family.
Recent & Notable Works
The Wet Hex (Coffee House Press, 2022)
What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories on Food and Family (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021)
Unbearable Splendor (Coffee House Press, 2016)
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, editor (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016)
Rough, and Savage (Coffee House Press, 2013)
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, Korean-language translation, editor with Jane Jeong Trenka and Julia Chinyere Sudbury (South Korea: KoRoot Press, 2012)
Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press, 2007)
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, editor with Jane Jeong Trenka and Julia Chinyere Sudbury (South End Press, 2006)
Cooper’s Lesson (Children’s Book Press, 2004)