Poet. Educator. Editor.


Photo Credit:    Nicholas Nichols

Photo Credit: Nicholas Nichols


MONICA SOK is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of Year Zero, winner of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from 92Y. She has received fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Elizabeth George Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kundiman, Jerome Foundation, Montalvo Arts Center, MacDowell Colony, Saltonstall Foundation, and others. Currently, Sok is a 2018-2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She teaches poetry to Southeast Asian youths at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Banteay Srei in Oakland, California. She is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Her debut poetry collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in February 2020.