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Born in Seoul, South Korea, poet and translator Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting (2010), Petite Manifesto (2014), Hardly War (2016), and DMZ Colony (2020), which won the National Book Award. She has translated many poems from Korean to English, including Kim Hyesoon’s books Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers (2008); All the Garbage of the World, Unite! (2011); Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream (2014), a finalist for a PEN Poetry in Translation Award; and I’m OK, I’m Pig! (2014). Choi’s translations and poetry have appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Trout, the Ampersand Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere.

Choi is a winner of the Whiting Award and of the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. She is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Choi lives in Seattle.