"Ms. Park has an angelic face and the soul of a rock star." ”

— The New York Times

"Dramatic reactions to Park's readings aren't uncommon, and she's been known to move the audience to tears." ”

— San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Ishle Yi Park was hilarious from the moment she took the stage."”

— — The Jamaica Observer

"Ishle Yi Park offered some of the most mesmerizing and sobering moments of the evening..." ”

— Star Tribune, MN

Ishle writes poems that...fearlessly attack social issues like racism and violence in her community.”

— The Valley Advocate, MA

"Ishle Yi Park is a woman of depth and breadth." ”

— Yuri Kochiyama, Activist

"Ishle is a fantastic performer! Her work is amazing and we would jump at the opportunity to work with her again."”

— Czarina Ramsay & Patricia Rascon, Diversity Committee, The University of Vermont.

"Dynamic, engaging, and inspirational, Ishle Yi Park proved a superb role model for the high school writers in my classes. More than any of the other readers we've had the pleasure of hosting, she embodies poetry as a living art."”

— — Emily Moore, Poetry Teacher, English Department Stuyvesant High Schoo

I would say having Ishle come to Vassar was one of the best decisions we made this year and would highly recommend her for any college!”

— Nora Lewin, Vassar College

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