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Poet & translator Don Mee Choi visits UM for lecture and reading.

  • University of Montana, Turner Hall Missoula MT 59812 (map)

Don Mee Choi gives a lecture on translation, Friday, April 13, noon - 12:50 pm in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall. She reads her own poetry that evening at 7 pm, also in Turner Hall. Both events are free and open to the public, sponsored by UM Creative Writing and the President's Writers-in-Residence Series.

Choi was born in Seoul and came to the U.S. via Hong Kong. She is the author of Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond, 2014), and a Wave pamphlet, Freely Frayed. She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her translations of contemporary Korean women’s poetry include: Anxiety of Words (Zephyr, 2006), Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers (Action Books, 2008), All the Garbage of the World, Unite! (Action Books, 2011), Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream (Action Books, 2014), Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016), and Autobiography of Death (New Directions, forthcoming). She is currently co-translating with Joyelle McSweeney Yi Sang’s short stories and co-editing with Joshua Beckman a book of Yi Sang’s poetry and prose, forthcoming from Wave Books.