Mark Kyungsoo Bias is a Korean American writer, educator, and adoptee. He is a recipient of the 2022 Joseph Langland Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the 2020 William Matthews Poetry Prize, and a semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Prize.
His work appears or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets, The Common, PANK, Poets.org, and Washington Square Review, among others, and has been featured in LitHub, Poetry Daily, and Winning Writers. He has been offered support from Bread Loaf, Kundiman, and Tin House.
He holds an MA from the College of New Jersey as well as an MFA and a Film Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he was a REAL Fellow. He currently teaches in Korea.