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Congratulations to Stegner Fellow Monica Sok on the publication of her debut collection of poetry!

Photo credit: Nicholas Nichols
Feb 27 2020

A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok

“Sok’s reflective debut teases out how the trauma of the Khmer Rouge is remembered and retained in the fabric of the country and within her own family… Weaving the threads of her family’s stories, history, place, and identity, these poems glimmer with strength and presence.”
Publishers Weekly

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Year Zero, winner of the 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She has received scholarships from Calabash/The Conversation Literary Festival, Elizabeth George Foundation, Hedgebrook, Jerome Foundation, Kundiman, MacDowell Colony, Montalvo Arts Center, National Endowment for the Arts, Saltonstall Foundation, and others.