신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea, during 박 정 희 Park Chung-hee's military dictatorship, was adopted to the United States and grew up in the Chicago area. She is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for poetry); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (winner of the 2007 Asian American Literary Award for poetry), co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption and author of the bilingual illustrated book for children, Cooper’s Lesson. She lives in Minneapolis.
신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin
This November, to recognize and honor National Adoption Awareness Month, I've invited adoptee poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello to curate a folio of poems by 10 Asian American adoptees. This page features “Migrations in Miniature” by 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin. I invite you to take a moment to read her moving introduction to the folio here, as well as the other nine poems in this collection.