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Monica Sok

Monica Sok is the author of the chapbook Year Zero, for which she won the Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship. She has been awarded fellowships from Kundiman, NEA, and most recently a 2018–20 Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.


We danced with Khmer boys. Strobe lights pulled us

         on the floor. This way. That. Our feet groped the shiny, black tiles

reflecting the bar where old expats sat with Khmer women making money.

Monica Sok