Emily Jungmin Yoon was born in Busan, Republic of Korea. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from New York University. The author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, 2018), which was a finalist for the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Yoon has received awards and fellowships from The Home School in Miami, Aspen Words, the Ron Offen Student Poetry Prize at the University of Chicago, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and Sarah Lawrence College’s Summer Seminar for Writers, among others. In 2017, she received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She currently serves as the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is a PhD student studying Korean literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.