Sokunthary Svay

Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. They resettled in the Bronx where she grew up. She is currently poetry editor for Newtown Literary, a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA), the recent recipient of the American Opera Projects’ Composer and the Voice Fellowship for 2017-19, and the 2018 Emerging Poets Fellowship at Poets House. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, is available from Willow Books.