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Don Mee Choi

Don Mee Choi is author of the National Book Award–winning DMZ Colony. She was a 2021 MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow, and 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, which received the 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize.


The therapist says,
Picture a bird in your mind
What kind of bird is it?

Kim Hyesoon Don Mee Choi
Don Mee Choi Poetry

Excerpted from “The Apparatus,” from the forthcoming DMZ Colony.

Don Mee Choi