Contact Info

Contact Info


Sun Yung Shin is the author of the forthcoming books in 2016: prose collection, Unbearable Splendor, from Coffee House Press and essay anthology, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, from Minnesota Historical Society Press. Her poetry collections Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black were also published by Coffee House Press. She co-edited the anthology Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption and is the author of Cooper’s Lesson, a bilingual Korean/English illustrated book for children. Her recent awards include a McKnight Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, and two Minnesota State Arts awards.

Her reviews, essays, and fiction have been published in a variety of anthologies and venues, including newspapers Star Tribune, The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, and anthologies such as The Encyclopedia Project, Fiction on a Stick, Riding Shotgun, To Sing Along the Way, Penumbrae, Transforming a Rape Culture, and Others Will Enter the Gates

As a college instructor she teaches or has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and St. Catherine University. As a community artist she has worked with other artists and students through organizations such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Intermedia Arts, the Loft Literary Center, Poetry for the People, Creative City Market, American Swedish Institute, Gazillion Strong, the Silverwood Park District, Office of the Mayor of Minneapolis, Head Start, and several public schools in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She lives in Minneapolis.


Unbearable Splendor 
Coffee House Press

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota 
Minnesota Historical Society Press

Rough, and Savage 
Coffee House Press

Skirt Full of Black 
Coffee House Press 

Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
South End Press 

Cooper’s Lesson
Lee and Low Books