Soje is the translator of Lee Hyemi’s Unexpected Vanilla (Tilted Axis Press, 2020), Choi Jin-young’s To the Warm Horizon (Honford Star, 2021), and Lee Soho’s Catcalling (Open Letter Books, 2021). They also make chogwa, a quarterly e-zine featuring one Korean poem and multiple English translations.

Soje graduated magna cum laude in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where they won the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in Lyric Poetry and scholarships for their research on Oh Jung-hee and Toni Morrison. They received a two-year fellowship to attend the LTI Korea Translation Academy as well as various grants from LTI Korea and the Daesan Foundation. They served as Modern Poetry in Translation’s 2020 Writer in Residence.

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  • Modern Poetry in Translation’s 2020 Writer in Residence 
  • Writer’s Room at Prince Hotel Myeongdong – January-February 2020
  • Seoul Art Space Yeonhui – December 2019

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