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Don Mee Choi

Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books, 2020) winner of the National Book Award. Her other works are Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond, 2014), and a pamphlet, Freely Frayed, ㅋ=q, Race=Nation (Wave Books, 2014). She has received a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the 2012 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent translation of Kim Hyesoon, a contemporary Korean woman poet, is Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016). Choi also translates for the International Women’s Network Against Militarism.  A 2021 MacArthur Fellow, she was born in Seoul and came to the U.S. via Hong Kong. She now lives and works in Seattle.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry
  • 2018