Julie Moon is a writer and translator living in New York. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she grew up in the U.S. visiting her family frequently in Korea. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, EssayDaily, and Columbia Journal, and she is the winner of The Missouri Review's Miller Audio Prize in Poetry. A former Iowa Arts Fellow, she is currently pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction Writing and Literary Translation at Columbia University. She is actively looking for Korean translation projects. More of her work and contact information can be found at juliemoon.info.
My apartment stood alone on a hill above the new city. I rarely went out, maybe because of this distance. When the man moved in, towards the end of an enormous monsoon, he said the mountaintop would make for great views at night.