Kim Hyesoon, trans. Don Mee Choi /
May 3, 2017
The Eye of the Cyclone

About The Author

Kim Hyesoon, trans. Don Mee Choi

Kim Hyesoon is one of the most prominent contemporary poets of South Korea. She lives in Seoul and teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Kim’s poetry in translation includes: 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), I’m OK, I’m Pig! (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), and Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016).

Don Mee Choi is the author of Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) and The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010). She also translates contemporary Korean women’s poetry.  She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize.