Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre. Her previous book, Ignatz, was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award, and she has received fellowships from Stanford University, the Library of Congress, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Bellagio Center, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Her poems have been published in Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry, among other publications. She currently teaches at Princeton University and in the Sarah Lawrence and Warren Wilson MFA programs. A former lawyer, she lives in New York.