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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is poetry editor of AGNI and has been part of the editorial team since 2019. Born in Wonju, Republic of Korea, she is the author of Paper Pavilion (White Pine Press Poetry Prize, 2007) and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press, 2015) and Necro Citizens (German/English edition, hochroth Verlag, 2019). Mentioned in The New York Times, praised by World Literature Today for “a vigorous restlessness,” and winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Award in Creative Writing: Poetry, Interrogation Room is her latest poetry collection (White Pine Press, 2018). She is also co-editor of Radical Kinships: An Autocritical Gallery (Demeter Press, forthcoming) and co-translates Sami poetry with poet-scholar Johanna Domokos. Kwon Dobbs has received grants and awards for her writing, most recently a Jerome Hill Artists Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and published work in Crazyhorse, jubilat, AGNI, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry International, and elsewhere. She is associate professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College, where she directs Race and Ethnic Studies, and visiting faculty at Universität Bielefeld. (updated 9/2019)

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