Ep. 142 Emily Jungmin Yoon

This episode features the poetry and musical choices of Emily Jungmin Yoon!


Emily Jungmin Yoon (she/her/hers) is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species, which was published by Ecco in 2018, won the 2019 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and was a finalist for the 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her text Ordinary Misfortunes, published by Tupelo Press in 2017, won the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. She has also translated and edited a chapbook of poems, titled Against Healing: Nine Korean Poets, published by Tilted Axis in 2019. She has accepted awards and fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, among others. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD candidate in Korean literature at the University of Chicago. You can find her on Twitter @emilyyoon and on Instagram @emilyjungminyoon.


  1. Author’s introduction
  2. Phoebe Bridgers – “Motion Sickness” 
  3. LIT: “Related Matters” (published in The New Yorker this year)
  4. BLOO – “Downtown Baby” 
  5. LIT: “The Blades”
  6. Hyukoh – “Gondry” 
  7. LIT: “In all the futures”
  8. Dean – “D (Half Moon)” 
  9. Author Interview
  10. Sarah Kinsley – “The King” 


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