Jenny Yang Cropp is a biracial Korean American poet who grew up in Oklahoma. Her first full-length collection of poems, String Theory, was released by Mongrel Empire Press in September 2015. She is also the author of one chapbook, Hanging the Moon (RockSaw Press, 2010). Her poetry appears in the Nodin Poetry Anthology, and her essay "Impossible" is forthcoming in Voices from the Heartland, Vol. 2 (University of Oklahoma Press).
Her poems have also appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Ecotone, Boxcar Poetry Review, Poetry Southeast, Superstition Review, Eclipse, Literary Mama, Festival Writer, Jelly Bucket, The Fiddleback, and other journals.
She earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma in 2005, an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2008, and a PhD in English from the University of South Dakota in 2016. She has served as an editorial assistant for Cimarron Review, poetry editor for Blue Earth Review, and managing editor for South Dakota Review.
She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with her husband and son, where she is an Assistant Professor of English teaching creative writing and publishing at Southeast Missouri State University and serving as the poetry editor for Big Muddy.