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R.O. Kwon @rokwon Instagram: ro.kwon

THE INCENDIARIES, national bestseller, @riverheadbooks (US), @ViragoBooks (UK), & 7 translations. @NEAarts Fellow. ✍🏻 in @nytimes, @npr, @guardian (she/her)

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Joined Twitter 2/7/11


stoked & honored & stoked to be in convo with @wordscience, @kileyreid, @JasonReynolds83, & @JackieWoodson for the… https://t.co/L62vCYOGrC
Retweeted by R.O. KwonI am honored and excited to be a mentor for an emerging Korean poetry translator. Please apply if you are intereste… https://t.co/Ykp3fjyMrb
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonthis is today: a text-banking party to register swing-state voters with 💫 showrunners including @breadandbutters,… https://t.co/YRRzpd7yA8 @TaraSkurtu ah thank you so much! 💛me, deciding which poems to read for a reading: ok so this needs to go from gay to gayer
Retweeted by R.O. Kwoncan y'all imagine if a whiteass disney movie was like "the setting in this movie was inspired by ireland, england,… https://t.co/HkzEwYGIaW
Retweeted by R.O. KwonMore time to pleasure read in 2021, please.
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonmeant to be writing an overdue article but I made this instead https://t.co/Qql0e1ij2f
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @FionaUnderhill omg 😭 @ilanaslightly ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @joshgondelman ohhhhh yes that’s an important part, an inevitable stageI’m at “finished writing, worried that everyone will be mad at me” right now. https://t.co/I22kBWDsOP
Retweeted by R.O. Kwoni literally NEVER thought i would utter the phrase "text banking tonite was SO FUN" but it honestly was. whiskey an… https://t.co/HA0cDplq4N
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon“Hope is not just a feeling; like love, it is a practice. It is a verb. It is action. It can also be hard work, esp… https://t.co/fCgRa75fq3
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @CynthiaGraubart oh true & for sure—for me that falls under "more doom" but it does deserve its own stage @temim ❤️❤️ yay!, I'm so glad—thank you so much, Temim @nicolesjchung @surlybassey this is so good"I think this is the only way you can approach the bind of being a first: by working as hard as possible to make su… https://t.co/FK4KDf3G43
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @kgreen yes! There's a showrunner event tomorrow & an event with rock stars Monday, assembled by @ayeletw, as well… https://t.co/FoEuxqKTl1 @madebytofu thank you for being there! 💛💛💛💛💛 @esmewang love you, wonderful human <3 @roshweb thank you & hooray!! 💛💛Just finished a round of text banking to get out the vote with these incredible authors. Such a great experience an… https://t.co/t6tybQv778
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @DarbyKPrice ah thank you, Darby! & I'm so glad you had fun <3 <3I had a BLAST doing this today. Thanks so much @rokwon & all these amazing writers for putting this together. Gonna… https://t.co/5Gsgr3cOsC
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @htownjenny thank youuu ❤️❤️ @htownjenny @poweredxpeople @BetoORourke damn, back-to-back text-banking & phone-banking, you're an inspiration 🙌🏻 @gracejahnglee 💛💛💛💛💛💛 @ericjoonho thank you for sharing this, Eric! 💛 @klotzian thank you <3 <3 @likaluca you're the best, truly. Thank you so much ❤️❤️ @gregpak ❤️*1000000000 @viet_t_nguyen @likaluca @agreer 💖 I really should mention in the emails that these are alcohol-friendly events, th… https://t.co/eCoe8HEY8t @tamespace thank you so much & hooray! ❤️❤️ @AmishScientist ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ YOU are, Tracy
10/22
2020
@rabihalameddine wild I know @likaluca YES definitely, absolutely, if I remember correctly @agreer had his wine bottle right next to him during… https://t.co/ANMAvrkKXT @nickkreiss ❤️❤️ ah thank you Nick!! @fieldteam_6 thank YOU <3 @nicolesteinbok @fieldteam_6 see you soon, & thank you! <3 @BixGabriel hoorayyy see you soon Bix! <3 <3 @AndreaGCash 💛💛“Hope is not just a feeling; like love, it is a practice. It is a verb. It is action. It can also be hard work, esp… https://t.co/Jl9T3bTNMG
Retweeted by R.O. KwonToday is the publication day of STRANGER FACES, my new book of essays from @transitbks! The wearer of one of my f… https://t.co/iS496NS87y
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @ayeletw see you soooon! ❤️❤️ @kaylawebley 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 @robspillman thank you, dear Rob!!!! <3Text bank with me and these other wonderful humans tonight? https://t.co/38035Xfi7q
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonit is so easy to simply not masturbate in front of colleaguesYes!! Calling all literary nerds, let's get out the vote!! https://t.co/mK1aTAI7nw
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @rsrosen thank you thank you Rachel! <3 @joixlee heheh I've never previsouly used my happy headshot for anything professional but I was like okay, well, now's the time <3 @kharise ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @jillrmeyers thank you 💛💛 @Afine thank you so much for sharing this! 💛 @likaluca ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Tonight! Let’s do this!!! https://t.co/38035Xfi7q
Retweeted by R.O. KwonThe poets are PERCHED in anticipation. https://t.co/v5MUU8xkB5
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon💛 this is todayyyy come text-bank with us from 6-8pm ET! I relaxed a couple weeks before the elections in 2016 & I… https://t.co/NuWSmKNnbk @JiayangFan ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Applications are now open for our 2021 online Winter Workshop!!! We are offering payment plans for both the applica… https://t.co/naAlN75hS7
Retweeted by R.O. KwonDue in large part to U.S. intrusion, I was separated from my mom at age 2. By the time I met her at age 5, she was… https://t.co/tdHQJPOu3O
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @kharise thank you for being there 💛💛 @sarahmchen @AsianAmNo2Trump see you soon! <3 @ayeletw or like the astonishing YOU ❤️ @ayeletw ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @_malditamari @GarthGreenwell hooray & thank you!! @oureric 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖Today I voted, released a book about Rep. Maxine Waters and gave an interview about a piece I wrote on the Nakia/Ok… https://t.co/lSb207kUCD
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @TeresaKMiller thank you for sharing this! <3 @celtadri @ELLEmagazine as have YOU! 💕 @AaronMarx damnnnnnn a test! @rokwon @ELLEmagazine Doing text-banking this week with @fieldteam_6, inspired by the event you and @alexandercheehttps://t.co/bw9yx46gN1
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @alexanderchee @mamtachaudhry1 @ELLEmagazine @fieldteam_6 hurrah, I love this so much!
10/21
2020
thank you to @melgiannini for editing this piece! & thank you to @ayeletw & @agreer & @fieldteam_6 ❤️ @AaronMarx an exam! Which organization gave you an exam?, just curiouswe have ✨four✨ more text-banking events coming up to register swing-state voters as Democrats, & they're all in one… https://t.co/MVbG6RXuZ9& it's about action birthing action! I got more involved in electoral work because, the night RBG died, @agreer inv… https://t.co/lKuxYSMT9afor @ELLEmagazine, I wrote about how RBG's death helped push me & others toward getting more involved in electoral… https://t.co/8z5ffviuAJPlease join amazing literary luminaries like @aminatou! @rokwon! @schemaly! @mirajacob! @RebeccaSkloot!… https://t.co/mXmepaHn5G
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonthank you to @tanzinavega @TheTakeaway for inviting me to talk about this piece + ways to give and receive emotiona… https://t.co/XtmMcWpPnD
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @CherylStrayed 💛 haven't slept tonight but am inching, one hopes, knock on wood, toward temporary gleefourteen days until Election Day & perhaps the only thing saving me from full-body panic is action. If you, too, ar… https://t.co/qsXkcXWYonfreelancing, in stages: 1. say you'll write a thing, editor agrees 2. briefly: glee 3. doom 4. more doom 5. woe, o… https://t.co/6ruf8AAyG0Sharing this today because I find it periodically helps people. “In a society that holds productivity as unequivoca… https://t.co/JH73IkT8Iv
Retweeted by R.O. Kwon @tcboudreau 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 @ZeynJoukhadar dear Zeyn, I'm so deeply sorry ❤️I... won’t be on here as much for a bit. A loved one of someone in my chosen family passed away from covid this mor… https://t.co/kQvkFvo9Ui
Retweeted by R.O. KwonI’ve been doing some texting for the Dems and it is very easy, here are some opportunities to get involved AND get… https://t.co/GBGSOmUJmS
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonemotionally, if the corner of my fitted sheet pops up one more time, i will die
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonokay excuse me but so far only one other person has encountered these contracts, I feel either mildly flattered or… https://t.co/Re3JXTgoR0 @viet_t_nguyen I mean I HOPE so @adelheimer thank you! 💖💖wait am I the only one who’s already encountered at least one contract for a Zoom event that specifically asks all… https://t.co/EuTH5xD67F
10/20
2020
@ClaireMBiggs ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @AsianAmNo2Trump 💛💛💛💛💛💛 @viet_t_nguyen ❤️ thank you, Viet!!Join us for text banking this Wednesday! https://t.co/YAhlCnsdtg
Retweeted by R.O. KwonSomeone I know (30s, healthy) just had to move in with their parents after 3 months of being totally bed-bound with… https://t.co/gmPLIJXGCG
Retweeted by R.O. Kwonthe number that keeps me up at night is 500. In 2000, Democrats lost FL, & so the presidential election, by like 50… https://t.co/7FgpNU8APt
10/19
2020

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