Bio


Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of refugees. She is the author of A NAIL THE EVENING HANGS ON (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her work has been recognized with a Discovery Prize from the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. She is the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, Hedgebrook, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and others. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, The Offing, Georgia Review, POETRY, Kenyon Review, the Margins, and New Republic. Currently, Sok is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and also teaches poetry at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland, California. She is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Creative Writing

2020-21 Courses