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Poet of the Week: Dabin Jeong ‘21

Brooklyn Poets has selected Dabin Jeong '21 as their Poet of the Week for July 4–10, 2022.

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Brooklyn Poets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization celebrating and cultivating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry. 

For their feature, Jeong reads their poem "meditations" and shares the experience of creating poetry, the joys of community, and discusses at length their time at Bennington College in particular, working with literature faculty such as Michael Dumanis and Jenny Boully

Dabin Jeong '21 (she/they) is a poet, translator and art historian who explores East Asian representation, Asian/American identity and the immigrant experience through creative and academic praxis. Her poem “My Mother’s Sisters – III” was selected by Dorothy Chan as the winner of the 2021 Stubborn Writers Contest and was published in the Chestnut Review. Their work also appears or is forthcoming in Indiana ReviewPerhappened and chogwa. She is a poetry editor at the Hanok Review and will attend the MFA program at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop beginning this fall. Last year, Jeong was named a Brooklyn Poets Fellow for study in Natalie Eilbert’s MFA Application Bootcamp.