Monday, April 15, 2013, 3pm,
@ the Graduate Center, Rm 5409
Don Mee Choi was born in S. Korea and came to the U.S. as a student in 1981. Her poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, disorient journalzine, and Gargoyle. The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010) is her first book. She also translates contemporary Korean women poets; her most recent is All the Garbage of the World, Unite! by Kim Hyesoon (Action Books, 2011). She is a recipient of a 2012 Lucien Stryck Asian Translation Prize, a 2011 Whiting Writer’s Award, a Daesan Translation Grant, a Korea Literature Translation Institute Translation Grant, an American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowship, and has served as poet-in-residence at the Henry Art Gallery. She holds a BFA and an MFA from the California Institute for the Arts and a PhD in Modern Korean Literature and Translation from Union Institute and University. She lives in Seattle, where she is an instructor in adult basic education at Renton Technical College.