Don Mee Choi - Guest of Honor in the summer semester of 2019
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010) and Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), and chapbooks Petite Manifesto (Vagabond Press, 2014), Ahn Hak-sop #4 (The Green Violin, 2018), Sky Translation (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2019), and a pamphlet of essays Freely Frayed (Wave Pamphlet #9, 2014). She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. She is currently a 2019 DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program Fellow. She has translated several collections of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry, including I’m OK, I’m Pig! (Bloodaxe Books, 2014) Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016) and Autobiography of Death (New Directions, 2018). She also translates for the International Women's Network Against Militarism (IWNAM). Please visit and learn about IWNAM's transnational work and issues that impact women and children and the environment. She is an advisory editor for Action Books: Korean Literature Series. She teaches Adult Basic Education at Renton Technical College's community-partnership site in Downtown Seattle.
She teaches Adult Basic Education at Renton Technical College's community-partnership site in Downtown Seattle.