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Sandra Lim

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Sandra Junyoung LimAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4194
  • Emailsandra_lim@uml.edu

Research Interests

Poetry & Poetics; 20th-Century American Literature

Education

  • Ph D: English, (2002), University of California, Berkley - California
  • BA: English, (1995), Stanford University - California
  • MA: English, (1995), Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

Awards and Honors

  • ChancellorÕs Opportunity Multi-Year Predoctoral Fellowship - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence - Columbia College Chicago
  • Emerging Poet-in-Residence - Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences , Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Teaching - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Iowa Arts Fellowship, Teaching - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center (2013) - Rona Jaffe Foundation
  • Barnard Women Poets Prize (2013) - selected by Louise Glôck
  • Barnard Women Poets Prize (2013) - selected by Louise GlŸck
  • Dorothy Rosenberg Poetry Prize (2012) - Honorable Mention
  • Honorable Mention Poetry Prize (2012), Service, Professional - Dorothy Rosenberg
  • Dorothy Rosenberg Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention (2009) - Dorothy Rosenberg
  • Award for Loveliest Grotesque (2006) - Kore Press First Book , selected by Marilyn Chin
  • Soul Mountain Retreat Poetry (2006) - Soul Mountain Retreat Poetry Residency
  • The MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2006) - Peterborough, NH
  • Grand, Colorado Review Book Prize for Poetry (2005), Service, Professional - Finalist for ms. Something Something Something Grand
  • First Place Cook Prize in Poetry (2002), Teaching - Emily Chamberlain , UC Berkeley
  • Docent for ?The Dream of the Audience": Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Retrospective Exhibit at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2001), Service, University - UC Berkeley
  • Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize, Third Place, (2000), Service, Professional - UC Berkeley
  • Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize, First Place (1999), Service, University - UC Berkeley
  • Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize, First Place (1998), Service, University - UC Berkeley
  • Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize, First Place (1998), Service, University - UC Berkeley

Publications

  • Lim, S.J. (2014) "Craft Lecture for Writing Workshops," Mixed Levels Poetry Workshop
  • Lim, S.J. (2014) "Not What I Was Looking For, But What I Found: Deploying Research in Creative Writing," The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference (AWP)
  • Lim, S.J. (2014) "Vous Et Nul Autre," Debt
  • Lim, S.J. (2013) "A Tab of Iron on The Tongue," The Account: A Journal of Prose, Poetry, and Thought
  • Lim, S.J. (2013) "Assembling First Books (Lecture)," MFA Workshop: Thesis Preparation
  • Lim, S.J. (2013) "Above Us Are the Last Lights," Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas 2 pp. 34
  • Lim, S.J. (2013) "Certainty," Literary Imagination 15:2 pp. 185
  • Lim, S.J. (2010) "Give Me Back the Old Wrong Thing," Gurlesque pp. 250
  • Lim, S.J. (2010) "It Increased Us," Gurlesque pp. 252
  • Lim, S.J. (2010) "Measure," Gurlesque pp. 251
  • Lim, S.J. (2010) "Vexed Pressed Frock," Gurlesque pp. 249
  • Lim, S.J. (2007) "Necessary Stranger," Boston Review 32:4 pp. 47-47
  • Lim, S.J. (2007) "Past Imperfect," Boston Review 32:1 pp. 52-52
  • Lim, S.J. (2006) "A Village Journal," Boston Review 31:3 pp. 33-33
  • Lim, S.J. (2006) "Loveliest grotesque,"
  • Lim, S.J. (2005) "Equilibrium," Denver Quarterly 39:3 pp. 75
  • Lim, S.J. (2005) "Something Something Something Grand," Zyzzyva 21:1 pp. 63
  • Lim, S.J. (2004) "After a Furious Fashion: Pairings," Colorado Review 31:3 pp. 140-140
  • Lim, S.J. (2004) "In Radiant Serenity," Good Foot 5 pp. 62
  • Lim, S.J. (2004) "The Horse and Its Rider," Colorado Review 31:3 pp. 141-141
  • Lim, S.J. (2004) "The Red Smile," Indiana Review 26:2 pp. 124-124
  • Lim, S.J. (2004) "Where Metaphorical Moves Get Started," Indiana Review 26:2 pp. 125-125

Presentations

  • - Elma Stuckey Reading, November - Chicago, IL
  • - Kore Press Reading,
  • - Prizes Reading Series, May - Berkeley, CA
  • - Global Voices Reading Series at UMass Boston, April 2013 - Boston, MA
  • ÒGirls in Trouble: Poets Taking HeatÓ, April 2013 - Boston, MA
  • ÒThe New (England) Guard,Ó panelist and reader at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference - (AWP), March 2013
  • - The First and Last Word Poetry Series, March 2013 - Somerville, MA
  • - ÒThe New (England) Guard,Ó, March 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Kore Press Reading, March 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • ÒAsian American PoetryÑPast, Present, and Future,Ó - Ópanel discussant at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference (AWP), March 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • - Cave Canem & Columbia College Chicago Reading, February 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • - Blacksmith House Reading Series, November 2011 - Cambridge, MA
  • ÒThe Practice of Poetry,Ó - Ó lecture for Forms of Poetry seminar at Tufts University, November 2011 - Medford, MA
  • - Publicly Complex Reading Series, September 2011 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • - Cakewalk MIXER Reading Series, June 2011 - New York City, NY
  • - Small Animal Project, March 2011 - Cambridge, MA
  • - Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, October 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • ÒRhetorical Form,Ó - lecture/workshop instructor, September 2010 - Cambridge, MA Harvard University
  • - Crowd Reading Series XII, May 2010 - Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
  • - Columbia Poetry Review Issue 23 Release, April 2010 - Chicago, IL
  • - Staged reading of ÒMedea at KolchisÓ, April 2010 - Chicago, IL
  • - Andersonville Reading Series, February 2010 - Chicago, IL
  • - DannyÕs Reading Series, February 2010 - Chicago, IL
  • ÒAbstraction and Poetic Expression,Ó - a public conversation with poetry MFA students at Columbia College, November 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • ÒProsody and Statements on Poetics,Ó - lecture for craft seminar PoeticsÑPlato to Pound, November 2009 - Columbia College Chicago
  • ÒFirst Books,Ó - lecture for Graduate Thesis Workshop, November 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • - Elbowing Off the Stage, October 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • - Brothers K, September 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • , September 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • , September 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • , April 2009 - Berkeley, CA
  • ÒA Korean Wave,Ó - discussant with Korean and Korean-American women poets at the University of California, April 2009 - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • ÒPoetic Form and ÔFreeÕ Forms,Ó, November 2008 - San Francisco, CA
  • - Studio One Reading Series, October 2008 - Oakland, CA
  • - A New Cadence Poetry Series, September 2008 - , Santa Cruz, CA
  • - Kundiman & Verlaine Reading, May 2008 - New York City, NY
  • ÒOn the Cut: New Voices in Poetry,Ó - panel discussant with poets Matt Hart and Major Jackson at the Bechtel International Center, May 2008 - Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • - Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, April 2008 - San Diego, CA
  • - New Voices in Poetry, April 2008 - Stanford, CA
  • - Saint MaryÕs College Creative Writing Reading Series, April 2008 - Moraga, CA
  • - Canessa Park, November 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • - Poetry Flash, June 2007 - Berkeley, CA
  • - Poetry Flash, June 2007 - Berkeley, CA
  • - Book Passage, April 2007 - Corte Madera, CA
  • - AWP Kore Press Reading, March 2007 - Atlanta, GA
  • , March 2007 - Merced, CA
  • - Mrs. DallowayÕs, March 2007 - Berkeley, CA
  • ÒCraft Seminar,Ó - Ó lecture for Poetry Workshop, March 2007 - University of California, Merced, Merced, CA
  • - Pegasus Books, February 2007 - Berkeley, CA
  • - Reading Between A & B Series, February 2007 - New York City, NY
  • - Loveliest Grotesque Book Launch & Reading, January 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • - Poets at Pegasus Books, July 2006 - Berkeley, CA
  • ÒRacial Masquerade in Asian American Literature,Ó - Global Visions in the Arts and Humanities, a speaker series, April 2006 - University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
  • ÒSpeaking Pacific,Ó - One Hundred Years of Modern Korean Poetry, January 2006 - Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley, CA
  • ÒFeminist Transnational Spaces: Narrating Lives of Asian Women,Ó, January 2006 - Los Angeles, CA
  • - ZYZZYVA 20th Anniversary Reading, April 2005 - San Francisco, CA
  • ÒJames SchuylerÕs Naturalism,Ó - James Schuyler Symposium, June 2002 - University of Kent at Canterbury, England
  • - Lunch Poems Reading Series, May 2002 - Berkeley, CA
  • - Holloway Poetry Series, April 2002 - Berkeley, CA
  • , April 2001 - University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • ÒThe Body Articulate: Frank OÕHaraÕs Poetics of Movement,Ó - North American Poetry in the 1960s, June 2000 - University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • ÒPostmodern Visual Art,Ó - lecture for English 1B class, October 1999 - at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • ÒAsian American Transcultural Experiences,Ó - the Sixth National Asian American Transcultural Conference, November 1992 - Oakland, CA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Iowa Arts Fellowship (2002), Fellowship - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Lim, S.
  • Summer Merit Research Fellowship (2002), Fellowship - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Lim, S.
  • Humanities Research Travel Grant (2002), Grant - UC Berkeley
    Lim, S.
  • Mellon Summer Research Fellowship (1999), Fellowship - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Lim, S.