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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
Portrait of Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is senior 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 Interrogation Room (White Pine Press, 2018); Paper Pavilion (White Pine, 2007), winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize; and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press, 2015) and Necro Citizens (German/English edition, hochroth Verlag, 2019). Interrogation Room received mention in The New York Times, was praised by World Literature Today for “a vigorous restlessness,” and won the Association of Asian American Studies Award in Creative Writing: Poetry. She also co-translates Sámi poetry with poet-scholar Johanna Domokos, and their translation of Niillas Holmberg’s Juolgevuođđu, published as Underfoot (White Pine Press, 2022), received the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Lief and Inger Sjöberg Prize. Currently, she is professor of English and Race, Ethnic, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at St. Olaf College and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (updated 10/2023)

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the editor, with Shuchi Saraswat, of Futures: An AGNI Portfolio of Work in Translation.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the editor, with Lee Herrick, of Afterlives: An AGNI Portfolio of Asian Adoptee Diaspora Writing.

AGNI has published the following work:

Editor’s Note
Online 2023 Family Spirituality Relationships
Editor’s Note
Future: An Impossible Image
AGNI 94 Reading Translating Family
from How to Eat Your Love
AGNI 87 Print Only
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