Residency Dates
  • January 2018 – March 2018
  • May 2018 – May 2018

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet from Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. Her chapbook Year Zero
was selected by Marilyn Chin for a Poetry Society of America 30 and Below
Chapbook Fellowship. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts, Kundiman, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation,
Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, the Barbara Deming
Memorial Fund, Inc., and Calabash/ The Conversation Literary Festival. Her
poems appear or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Narrative, POETRY, New
Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, and TriQuarterly Review, among others. She
holds an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. Monica is a Literary Fellow at the
Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center. Driven primarily by myth-making,
Sok’s work narrates her family’s survival during the Khmer Rouge regime and
explores intergenerational trauma.