Born in Seoul, Korea, Su Hwang has called NYC and San Francisco home before transplanting to the Twin Cities to attend the University of Minnesota, where she received her MFA in poetry. She teaches with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop (MPWW), and is the co-founder of Poetry Asylum with poet/educator/activist/healer Sun Yung Shin.

Su Hwang is a recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature, the Academy of America Poets James Wright Prize, writer-in-residence fellowships to Dickinson House and Hedgebrook, among others––whose debut poetry collection BODEGA is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in October 2019.

She currently lives in South Minneapolis, but splits her time between the Twin Cities and California as much as possible.


Author photo credit: Jeffrey Forston Photography