Jake Levine
#504 Yongam Bldg.
Keimyung University, SeongSeo Campus
1095 Dalgubeol-daero, Daegu
42601, Republic of Korea


2013 to 2018 — Doctorate Program (KGSP Scholar) Comparative Literature
ABD (PhD expected Spring 2019)
Seoul National University, Seoul

2008 to 2010 — Master of Fine Arts Poetry
University of Arizona, Tuscon

2003 to 2008 — Bachelor of Arts Double Major in English and Creative Writing
University of Arizona, Tuscon
*Graduated Magna Cum Laude

2003 to 2008 — Level 4 Oxford TESOL Certification
Oxford House, School of ESL / ELL, Barcelona, Spain 


            2016 — Lucien Stryk Translation Prize (finalist)
American Literary Translator’s Association

2013 to 2016 — Korean Government Scholarship
National Institute of International Education, Korea 

2010 to 2011 — Fulbright Student Scholarship

2009 to 2010 — Johnnie Raye Harper Teaching Award
Tilly Warnock Academic Fellowship
AWP Intro Award (Poetry)
Poetry Foundation Award

University of Arizona

            2008 — Jack Huggins Award (Literature)
Hattie Locket Award (Poetry)
University of Arizona


2017-present — Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Keimyung University, Daegu
*Classes taught: Translation Theory (grad), Translation Practice (grad), American Poetry, Western Modern Poetry (lecture), Beginning Poetry, Advanced Poetry, Contemporary Korean Poetry (lecture), Film and Literature
*Curriculum Development Committee

2016-present — Professor of Stylistics
Institute of Korean Literature Translation Academy, Seoul 
*Teaches and designs literary stylistics course

2013 to 2016 — Lecturer
Yonsei University, Seoul 
*Classes taught: Creative Writing (poetry), Freshman Writing, Translation Practice (grad)
*Organized campus event with international readers

2012 to 2013 — Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Sejong University, Seoul 
*Classes taught: English 101, 102, 201, 202, American Culture and Literature

2010 to 2011 — Lecturer
Vilnius University, Vilnius 
*Classes taught: Contemporary American Poetry, Creative Writing
*Gave Department of Philology commencement speech

2008 to 2010 — Graduate Student Teaching Instructor
University of Arizona, Tucson
*Classes taught: English 101, Honors English, Creative Writing (poetry)
*Johnnie Raye Harper Award for Teaching Excellence

2006 to 2008 — English Language Instructor
Bernard Language School, Tucson


2018-present — Korean Series Editor
Black Ocean
*In charge of selecting and editing books for the Korean Series “Moon Country”
*Helped secure and write a grant for funding the publication of the first 10 books
*Secured funding for authors to participate in readings abroad

2018-present — Korean Special Curator
Puerto Del Sol
*In charge of soliciting, selecting, and editing for the Korean Special section of the Spring issue
*Helped secure funding for the publication, translation, and printing of the issue
*Helped secure funding for authors and translators to attend AWP 2019

2018-present — Assistant Editor
ACTA Koreana
*In charge of the literary translation and review section as well reviewing articles for the journal

2010 to 2016 — Poetry Editor
Spork Press
*Launched the chapbook series
*Edited the online journal
*Set up and managed social media accounts

2009 to 2010 — Lithuania Program Director
Summer Literary Seminars
*Responsibilities include program design, grant writing, fundraising, faculty invitation, advertising, event planning, managing yearly budget

2009 to 2010 — Editor-In-Chief
Sonora Review

2008 to 2009 — Managing Editor
Sonora Review

2007 to 2010 — Board of Directors
POG (Poetry in Action) Reading Series
*Helped write grants, design the reading series, coordinate events, and advertise
*Organized largest fundraiser in POG’s twenty year history


            2020 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Consoling the Eyes of Time Delay, trans. Jake Levine, Black Ocean.

            2019 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Butterfly Sleep, trans. Jake Levine, Tupelo Press.

            2019 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Whale and Vapor, trans. Jake Levine, Black Ocean.

            2019 — Kim, Yideum. Hysteria, trans. Jake Levine, Hedgie Choi, Seo Soeun, Action Books.

            2019 — Seo, Dae Kyung, Kim, Ha, Jaeyeon, Hwang, Yu-won. The Poems of Seo Dae Kyung, Kim Min Jeong and Hwang Yuwon, trans. Jake Levine, Vagabond Press.

            2018 — Levine, Jake, Kim Kyungju, Kim Bong Hyun, Mc Meta. 일인시위 (Poetic Justice), Atopos Press.

            2018 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Bred from the Eyes of a Wolf, trans. Jake Levine, Plays Inverse.

            2017 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Poet Blood, trans. Jake Levine, Toad Press.

            2017 — Kim, Kyung Ju. Crying For No Reason, trans. Jake Levine, Clinic Presents.

            2016 — Kim, Min Jeong, Kim, Yi-deum, Kim, Haengsook. The Poems of Kim Minjeong, Kim Yi-deum and Kim Haengsook, trans. Jake Levine, Vagabond Press.

            2016 — Kim, Kyung Ju. I Am a Season That Does Not Exist In The World, trans. Jake Levine, Black Ocean.

            2014 — Levine, Jake. Vilna Dybbuk, Country Music.

            2011 — Butkus, Tomas. God / Thing, Vario Burnos.

            2010 — Levine, Jake. The Threshold of Erasure, trans. Jake Levine, Spork Press.


2016 to 2017 — Poetic Justice
Munjang Webzine (Korea)
*A multi-lingual and multi-media poetry project with the Korean poet Kim Kyung Ju and the rapper Mc Meta that includes 10 episodes that deal with social justice issues in Korea. Each episode includes 2 poems in English and Korean, a song produced and performed by Mc Meta, as well as a music video and poetry videos uploaded on YouTube.

2014 to 2016 — Leaky Culture
Munjang Webzine (Korea) and Entropy Magazine (US)
*A series of 9 interviews and introductory essays with younger American writers including Erika Jo Brown, Sampson Starkweather, Janaka Stucky, Noah Cicero, Don Mee Choi, Richard Siken, Matthew Dickman and Ben Fama.


            2017 — English Language and Literature Society of Korea Conference
Seoul, South Korea (Dec. 12-15)
*Presented the paper “Hyper-representation in Kim Su-young and Sylvia Plath”

            2017 — American Literary Translator’s Association Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America (Oct. 05-08)
*Moderated the panel “Locating and Representing Gender in Korean Fiction and Poetry”

            2017 — Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference
Seoul, South Korea (July 28-30)

            2016 — Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
Los Angeles, California, United States of America (Mar. 30-Apr. 02)
*Moderated the Panel “Allegory of the Nation in Kim Kyung Ju’s Poetry and Theater”


International Journal5 Poems and an interview with Kim Haeng Sook “Precise Ambiguity and the Poetic Power of the In-between”Translator and AuthorKorean Literature Now2018/03
International Journal1 Poem by Kim YiDeumTranslatorGulf Coast2018/02
International Journal3 Poems by Kim Min JeongTranslatorTwo Lines Press2017/10
International JournalExcerpt from Butterfly Sleep by Kim Kyung JuTranslatorAzalea: Journal of Korean Literature2017/05
International Journal4 Poems by Kim Min JeongTranslatorModern Poetry in Translation2017/04
International Journal2 Poems from Whale and VaporTranslatorBat City Review2017/03
International Journal“A City of Sadness” from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorAction Yes2016/09
International Journal“The Well Scene” from BUTTERFLY SLEEPTranslatorCabaret Wittgenstein2016/09
International Journal2 Poems from HysteriaTranslatorCircumference2016/08
International Journal5 Poems from Whale and VaporTranslatorGranta2016/11
International Journal3 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorAsia Literary Review 302016/04
International Journal4 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorDrunken Boat 222015/12
International Newspaper“South Koreans and Adultery” by HailjiTranslatorNew York Times2015/04
International Journal“I Suddenly Realized My Sorrow Began When Something Like Love For My Mom Didn’t Ever Exist” from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorGulf Coast2015/04
International Journal3 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorBlack Tongue Review2015/03
International Journal“Shit Commons” and “Tonight I Am an i-Phone Factory”AuthorAtlas Review2014/09
International Journal2 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS WORLDTranslatorPaper Darts2014/06
International Journal3 PoemsTranslatorBostin Review2014/04
International Journal“Ghost Poet” an interview with Kim Kyung JuWriter and TranslatorBostin Review2014/03
International Journal“Manhole” Kim Kyung JuTranslatorThe Literary Review2014/01
International Journal“On the Window Someone Taps and Leaves the Night”Kim Kyung JuTranslatorFairy Tale Review2014/01
International Journal3 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorAsian Literary Review2014/01
International Journal3 Poems from I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDTranslatorEleven Eleven2014/01
International Journal“Hanging in the Skyline, Unfinished Apartments” from Vilna DybbukAuthorSimilar Peaks2013/12
International Journal“The Nail at Night Gradually Deepens”TranslatorGuernica2013/10
International Journal“Kim Jong Il Looks At Things” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Best of the Net Award)AuthorThe Boiler2013/08
International Journal3 Poems From I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLDCo-TranslatorAsymptote2013/08
International Journal“Who Records the Complete Chronicles of Wind” by Kim Kyung JuCo-TranslatorHayden’s Ferry Review2013/08
International Journal“Kim Jong Un Looks At Things”AuthorBodega2013/07
International Academic Journal7 Poems from Vilna DybbukAuthorLituanus2013/05
International Journal“Lunch Report”AuthorH_NGM_N2013/05
International Journal“Seduva” From Vilna DybbukAuthorInterrupture2013/03
International Journal2 Poems from Vilna DybbukAuthorHandsome2013/03
International Journal“From The Imagined Country”AuthorParagraphiti2012/08
International JournalSteve Orlen, In MemoriamAuthorSonora Review 582012/05
International JournalThe Greater Short Horned LizardAuthorSpiral Orb2012/04
International Journal5 Poems from PandoraAuthorEOAGH2011/08
International JournalLetters to Allen GinsbergAuthorStretching Panties2010/10
International JournalCollage of All 348 Failed LovesAuthorBack Room Live2010/04
ExhibitionIf It’s Part Broke, Half Fix It (Bagel Project)AuthorContemporary Arts Centre (Vilnius)2011/01