Discipline: Literature – poetry

Monica Sok

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Leola, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016, 2022

Monica Sok is the author of A Nail the Evening Hangs On (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), which she worked on during her 2016 Fellowship at MacDowell. She also wrote Year Zero, winner of the Poetry Society of America 2015 Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Marilyn Chin.

Sok has received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Hedgebrook, Jerome Foundation, Kundiman, National Endowment for the Arts, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and others. Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from 92Y. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, POETRY, Kenyon Review, and New Republic, among others. Sok recently taught poetry as a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland, CA.

While at MacDowell in 2022, she worked on her second poetry collection and a screenplay.



Monica Sok worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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