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The Poetics of Translation

Don Mee Choi, Bain Swiggett Lecturer, Department of English

Tue, 10/22 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Department of English; Bain-Swiggett Fund

Don Mee Choi, a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, is the author of DMZ Colony, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Her other publications include Hardly War, The Morning News Is Exciting, and several chapbooks and pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received numerous fellowships and prizes: the 2011 Whiting Award, 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship, 2012 & 2019 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, 2019 DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship, 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize, 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. She was selected as one of the inaugural 2021 Royal Society of Literature International Writers. In addition to her writing, she has translated several collections of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry. She was a 2021 Picador Guest Professor at Leipzig University, and has offered many poetry workshops at universities across the United States.

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