NEW POETRY COLLECTION:

The Wet Hex

Sun Yung Shin calls her readers into the unknown now-future of the human species, an underworld museum of births, deaths, evolutions, and extinctions.

Personal and environmental violations form the backdrop against which Sun Yung Shin examines questions of grievability, violence, and responsibility in The Wet Hex. Incorporating sources such as her own archival immigration documents, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Christopher Columbus’s journals, and traditional Korean burial rituals, Shin explores the ways that lives are weighed and bartered. Smashing the hierarchies of god and humanity, heaven and hell, in favor of indigenous Korean shamanism and animism, The Wet Hex layers an apocalyptic revision of nineteenth-century imagery of the sublime over the present, conjuring a reality at once beautiful and terrible.

BOOKS:

NEW POETRY COLLECTION:

Sun Yung Shin calls her readers into the unknown now-future of the human species, an underworld museum of births, deaths, evolutions, and extinctions.

Personal and environmental violations form the backdrop against which Sun Yung Shin examines questions of grievability, violence, and responsibility in The Wet Hex. Incorporating sources such as her own archival immigration documents, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Christopher Columbus’s journals, and traditional Korean burial rituals, Shin explores the ways that lives are weighed and bartered. Smashing the hierarchies of god and humanity, heaven and hell, in favor of indigenous Korean shamanism and animism, The Wet Hex layers an apocalyptic revision of nineteenth-century imagery of the sublime over the present, conjuring a reality at once beautiful and terrible.

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books of poetry:

Unbearable Splendor

October 2016
Coffee House Press

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Rough, and Savage

August 2012
Coffee House Press

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Skirt Full of Black

April 2007
Coffee House Press

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children’s literature:

Where We Come From

Authors: Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, John Coy
Illustrator: Dion MBD
October 2022 Lerner Books

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Cooper's Lesson

Illustrated by Kim Cogan
2015 Lee & Low Books

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books of poetry:

Unbearable Splendor

October 2016
Coffee House Press

read more

Rough, and Savage

August 2012
Coffee House Press

read more

Skirt Full of Black

April 2007
Coffee House Press

read more

anthologies:

children’s literature:

Where We Come From

Authors: Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, John Coy
Illustrator: Dion MBD
October 2022 Lerner Books

read more

Cooper's Lesson

Illustrated by Kim Cogan
2015 Lee & Low Books

read more