Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. HARDLY WAR, Don Mee Choi's major second collection, defies history, national identity, and militarism. Using artifacts from Choi's father, a professional photographer during the Korean and Vietnam wars, she combines memoir, image, and opera to explore her paternal relationship and heritage. Here poetry and geopolitics are inseparable twin sisters, conjoined to the belly of a warring empire.
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Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ COLONY (Wave Books, 2020), HARDLY WAR (Wave Books, 2016), THE MORNING NEWS IS EXCITING (Action Books, 2010), and several chapbooks and pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship. She has translated several collections of Kim Hyesoon's poetry, including Autobiography of Death (New Directions, 2018), which received the 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA