“Study of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado),” by Monica Youn


[From the WVFC Poetry Archive. First Published July 21, 2019]


…..Research of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)



First printed in Poetry (February 2019)

Monica Youn reads “Research of Two Figures (Pasiphaë/Sado)” from the February 2019 subject of Poetry, adopted by a dialogue with the editors, here.

Learn an in-depth interview with Monica Youn by the Washington Sq. Evaluation, through which she discusses her writing course of and numerous themes in her work, here.

In The Paris Evaluation, Youn discusses her racial identification and the function it performs in her work as she explores her poem “Twinkie” here.


Monica Youn grew up in Houston, the daughter of Korean immigrants. A former lawyer, she is the creator of Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), which received the William Carlos Williams Award; was a finalist for the Nationwide E-book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open E-book Award; and was lengthy listed for the Nationwide E-book Award. It’s accessible for buy order here and here. Her earlier poetry collections are Ignatz (4 Method Books 2010), a finalist for the Nationwide E-book Award, and Barter (Graywolf Press 2003). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford College and Witter Bynner Fellow on the Library of Congress, Youn has held residencies at Civitella Ranieri, the Rockefeller Basis–Bellagio, Yaddo, and MacDowell. She at present teaches at Princeton College and within the Columbia College and Sarah Lawrence MFA applications. Sources: here and here.


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