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Monica Sok

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her chapbook Year Zero was selected by Marilyn Chin for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. She has received honors and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Kundiman, the Jerome Foundation, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, and others. Currently, she is the 2016–2018 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University and the associate poetry editor of West Branch.



Spring 2017 | Poetry

We stack wafers the length of our arms
in half-hour rotations, inspect the chocolate coats.
You’ve eaten a Kit Kat before-—at least
you’ve seen them on newsstands next to gum,
but this isn’t about the finished product.
This is about the factory, the chugging machines