Milan Jr., Joe


2019-20 David T.K. Wong Fellow

Biography at the time the Fellowship was awarded:

Joe Milan Jr. is a PhD candidate of Creative Writing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he is a Barrick graduate fellow and was a Black Mountain Institute PhD fellow. He is an MFA graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a past fiction editor at Witness. Celeste Ng selected his short story 'Once, a little blue frog told his mother no' for F(r)iction’s 2017 short story award. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in wonderful places like The Rumpus, Broad Street, The LA Review of Books’ Blarb, BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016, The Kyoto Journal, and others. He's American with Korean ancestry and taught in Korea for nine years. 

He’s hard at work on Without a Handle, a coming-of-age novel about Bucky, a Korean American high school senior whose deported from the USA and conscripted by the ROK.