Suju Kwock Kim: Poet


Walt Whitman Award–winning poet Suji Kwock Kim provides 22 drafts of her acclaimed poem Generation, worked and reworked over a six-month period.

Suji Kwock Kim’s first collection of poetry, Notes from the Divided Country (2003), won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Whiting Writers’ Award, among others. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, as well as in The Paris Review, Slate, The Guardian, The New Republic, Poetry, and Threepenny Review. She was a 2008 NEA/ U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar at Yonsei University, and Stegner Fellow at Standford University.