Born in South Korea, Sekyo Nam Haines immigrated to the US in 1973 as a registered nurse. Her first book, The Bitter Seasons' Whip: The Complete Poems of Lee Yuk Sa was published in April 2022. Her original poems appeared in poetry journals Off the Coast, Constellations, Lily Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her translations of Korean poetry have appeared in many journals including The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, Interim, The Front River, Asymptote blog, Tupelo Quarterly, and Anomaly. Sekyo lives in Cambridge, MA with her family.