Events : 2017
Oct 18: Talk & Reading: Bagley Wright Lecture Series, 7 PM, Sorrento Hotel, Seattle
April 15: Launch of A Transpacific Poetics at Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley, 2 - 4 PM
April 14: Small Press Traffic Reading with Sawako Nakayasu and Lisa Samuels at Alley Cat Books, SF, 7PM
April 6: Participating in A Conversation about Feminism & War in the Asia Pacific, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, 6 PM
March 22: Reading at SOAS, University of London, School of Translation Studies, 5 PM
Feb 20: Reading at University of Oklahoma, Main Gallery, Downtown Norman. 7PM
Feb 2: Reading at Pratt Library, 5 PM, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn Campus. Co-sponsored by Kundiman
Latest Reviews/Publications: 2017
April 2017: Cheer Up, Femme Fatale, translated by me, Johannes Goransson, and Jiyoon Lee is one of the finalists for 2017 BTBA Award.
April 14, 2017: "Suicide Parade" in Civic Poetry -- BillMoyers.com
April 2017: An essay, "Freely Frayed," in A Transpacific Poetics (Litmus Press, March 2017), edited by Lisa Samuels and Sawako Nakayasu
March 2017: A Review: Poetry From a Year of Precarity, by Michael Dowdy in ASAP Journal
Feb 2017: A review of Hardly War by Mary-Kim Arnold "In It's Own Faint Language" in Hyperallergic
October 4: Reading & Seminar with Craig Santos Perez at the Lannan Center, Georgetown University.
September 30, 7 PM: Reading with Anselm Berrigan, Tyehimba Jess, Lisa Fishman, and Joshua Beckman at the Wave Books celebration co-hosted with Hugo House. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E. Seattle
August 29, 7-8:30 PM: Book One Lecture/Reading, Bard at Simon's Rock, Daniel Arts Center, McConnell Theatre
June 12, Sun, 3PM: OUR CIRCLE OF BREATH An Afternoon of Poetry, Art and Music featuring STUART DEMPSTER, JOHN LEVY, DON MEE CHOI, DONALD COLE & ALAN CHONG LAU at Elliott Bay Book Company
May 11, Wed, 4:30 PM: UCSD New Writing Series Poetry reading with Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez -- Visual Arts Presentation Lab (SME 149)
April 1, Friday, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm: AWP - 2016 - Los Angeles, Panel Presentation "Korean Feminist Poetics and Translation" Gold Salon 3, 1st Floor. Presenting with Eunsong Kim, Johannes Goransson, Joyelle McSweeney, and Ji Yoon Lee. I will talk about translation and Kim Hyesoon's poetry.
April 1, Friday, 8 pm: Action Books/Two Doller Radio/Entropy/CCM/Writ Large Reading at These Days Gallery, 118 Winston Place, Indian Alley, LA 90013. I will read from my new translation book Poor Love Machine.
April 3, 12 AM - 2 AM: Wave Books Reading at Machine Project's Mystery Theater 1200 D. North Alavarado, LA 90026. I will read Hardly War.
Latest Reviews/Publications: 2016
October 2016: A review of Hardly War by Ansley Clark in The Volta Blog
September 2016: A review of Hardly War by Michael Browne in Angel City Review
September 2016: New poem in Free as in Free - Published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial, INCA Press
September 2016: A review of Poor Love Machine by Michael Browne in Angel City Review
August 2016: A review of Poor Love Machine by Neil Astley in Korean Literature Now
July 2016: "Translate Me & I'll Kill you: The Apocalyptic Message of Don Mee Choi's Hardly War" by Michelle Lewis in Drunken Boat
June 2016: A review of Poor Love Machine (translation of Kim Hyesoon's poems) by Alexis Almeida, Assistant Editor, Asymptote
June 2016: "The Vanishing Point : Writers speak to Kim Hyesoon's poetry in translation" in The Margins-AAWW
June 2016: A review of Poor Love Machine (translation) by Alexis Almeida in Asymptote
June 2016: An Interview: "Don Mee Choi on Hardly War" by Susan Rich in The International Examiner
May 2016: 3 poems from Hardly War in Cabaret Wittgenstein - Berlin
May 2016: A review of Hardly War by Greg Bem in Berfrois
April 2016: A review of Hardly War by Kathleen Rooney in The New York Times Book Review
April 2016: 3 poems from Hardly War with an intro by Adam Fitzgerald in LITHUB
April 2016: A review of Hardly War by Lizzie Tribone in BOMB Magazine
April 2016: A review of Hardly War in PW
April 2016: A review of Hardly War by Alex Gallo-Brown in CityArts
March 31, 2016: Terry Pitts' review of Hardly War in Vertigo
Mar 2016: A review of Hardly War by Paul Constant in The Seattle Weekly.
Mar 2016: A review of Hardly War by Rich Smith in The Stanger.
Feb 2016: Two poems “New Tarzon Guided Bomb” and “Bomb with a Brain” in Granta 134: No Man's Land.
Feb 2016: Two translated poems of Kim Hyesoon "Luna Eclipse" and "Cemetery" in Tupelo Quarterly.
Feb 2016: A new review of Petite Manifesto: "Poetry is many things, depending on the poet. It is, in the case of this book, an act of decolonisation. But can a manifesto also be a poem?" - Elena Gomez, Overland.
Feb 2016: "VIDA reads with Writers - Don Mee Choi" in VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Jan 2016: A first review of Hardly War by Benjamin Champagne, New Pages.
Nov 2015: "Translation is a Political Act" - a talk for Translation Matters, curated by Cintia Santana, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Nov 2015: A Conversation with Scott Esposito - Two Voices Salon, Center for the Art of Translation, San Francisco
May 2015: with Joyelle McSweeney - Affect & Audience in the Digital Age-Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle
May 2015: with Joyelle McSweeney - Poetry Reading, Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA), Seattle
March 2015: Poetry Reading, Brown University, Providence
April 2015 with Johannes Goransson, Valerie Mejer Caso, Daniel Borzutzky - AWP Panel: “Action Books 10th Anniversary,” Minneapolis
March 2014 AWP Panels: “Translating Radical Women Poets” and “Queer Translation,” Seattle
April 2014 with Youna Kwak and Caitie Moore - Race & Creative Writing Panel: “Reading Race,” University of Montana
April 2013: with Ana Bozicevic - Poetry Reading, The Poetry Project & CUNY, New York
January 2012: Poetry Reading, UCSD New Writing Series, San Diego