Ishle Yi Park
Ishle Yi Park’s writings have appeared in numerous publications, including New American Writing, Beacon Best Writers of All Colors 2001, and The Best American Poetry of 2003. She has performed in the United States, Cuba and Korea, and was a featured poet on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In April 2004, she was named Poet Laureate of Queens, N.Y.
“Ishle Yi Park writes with a passionate and distinctive voice and a keen understanding of the intersections between individual and community life. These are poems that needed to be written, and need to be widely read.”
— Kim Addonizio, Author of What Is This Thing Called Love