Mia Kang

Mia Kang. Photo by Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

Mia Kang writes poems and other perversions. She is the author of City Poems (2020), a poetry pamphlet from ignitionpress.

Mia was named the 2017 winner of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest by Mónica de la Torre, and her writing has appeared in journals including POETRY, Washington Square Review, Narrative Magazine, and PEN America.

She is a Brooklyn Poets Fellow, runner-up for the 2019 and 2017 Discovery Poetry Contests, and finalist for the 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

Mia is also a PhD student in the history of art at Yale University, where her research focuses on the contested rise of U.S. multiculturalism and its failures. Recent publications include contributions to The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop (Skira, 2019), Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch (Yale University Press, 2020), Published by Lugemik: Printed Matter from 2010-2019 (Lugemik, 2019), and Plot magazine. Formerly a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she teaches as a lecturer at Yale College and Hunter College, CUNY, her alma mater.

City Poems (Oxford: ignitionpress, 2020)
Theresa, I Miss You (Rest) performance at garden––pleasure closing exhibition, February 8, 2020, Yale School of Architecture Gallery. Photo by Bek Andersen.
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  1. […] Mia Kang is a poet and student currently headed into her fourth year as a PhD candidate in the History of Art department at Yale University. Her studies involve the contested rise of U.S. multiculturalism and its failures. In addition to this general focus, she is interested in artists who have been “ghosted” by the art history cannon or the academic discipline of art history. To hear a more in-depth conversation about this concept, including some artists Kang researches who were unable to benefit from the legacy of their own work during their lifetimes – as well as a reading of her poetry – listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Mia Kang is a poet and student currently headed into her fourth year as a PhD candidate in the History of Art department at Yale University. Her studies involve the contested rise of U.S. multiculturalism and its failures. In addition to this general focus, she is interested in artists who have been “ghosted” by the art history cannon or the academic discipline of art history. To hear a more in-depth conversation about this concept, including some artists Kang researches who were unable to benefit from the legacy of their own work during their lifetimes – as well as a reading of her poetry – listen to the complete interview. […]