Ha Jaeyoun was born in Seoul in 1975. She studied Korean literature at Korea University and attained a doctorate from the university’s graduate school. She has served as visiting scholar at George Mason University in the US, research professor at Korea University, researcher at Hanyang University, at research professor at Wonkwang University Center for Humanities before her current position lecturing on literature and writing at Korea University. She made her debut in 2002 winning the first Literature and Society Newcomer’s Award. She has published the poetry collections Radio Days and Like All the Beaches in the World. She is a member of the poetry group Inconvenience and the independent magazine Clearing Snow.