Paul Asta was born in South Korea. He is a bookbinder and writer from the Chicago Suburbs. Currently, he resides in Cork, Ireland studying Creative Writing at University College Cork on a Fulbright Grant.

He is a poetry editor for Hobart, a founding member of Frontier Slumber, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his M.F.A. in Poetry.