Monica Youn, the author of Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Barter (Graywolf, 2003), lives in New York. Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Fence, the Paris Review, and Legitimate Dangers, and she has been awarded the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, a master's degree in English from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her law degree from Yale. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has taught creative writing at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. She currently works as an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, focusing on election law issues.