Joseph Han


Joseph Han

Office hours:
KUY 624

Joseph Han was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is the author of a short story collection, UNCROSSABLE: STORIES (forthcoming, YesYes Books 2020), a full-length poetry book, BLOODLETTING (The Operating System, forthcoming). His work has recently appeared in Joyland Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Little Fiction, Kartika Review, and The Margins. His areas of interests include Asian American literature and theory with emphasis in Korean American literature and representations of North Korea, U.S. immigration narratives, and the American Short Story. He is currently working on a novel about Korean immigrants in Hawaiʻi.

Areas of Interest

Fiction, Asian American literature, Korean history and politics, U.S. immigration narratives, American Short Story, Literatures of Hawaiʻi.


  • 2019 Pushcart Prize nomination
  • 2016 John Young Scholarship in the Arts
  • Bamboo Ridge Press #106 Editor’s Choice, Best New Writer
  • 2015 Biography Prize (from Center for Biographical Research)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize 2015


  • Ph.D. candidate, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • M.A. in English and Creative Writing, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-273: Intro to Lit: Creative Writing

Fall Semester 2018
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing