11/12: Two Voices Salon with Don Mee Choi

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Join us on Thursday, November 12, as we welcome poet and translator Don Mee Choi to the Two Lines Press offices to discuss her PEN Translation Award shortlisted translation of Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Korean poet Kim Hyesoon.

Although South Korean pop culture has come to dominate the world, deeper understandings of its art, music, and literature are harder to come by. Kim has been recognized as a poet who cuts deeply to the heart of Korean poetics and literature today. She is also a poet who has been recognized as one-of-a-kind, a true original, even among the literary movements that she has been associated with.

Choi will discuss juat what Kim is up to, and how she both reltaes to and transcends Korean literature. In addition to translating Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, she has also authored Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) and The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010). And she is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2012 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize.

  • Thursday, November 12
  • Two Lines Press offices
  • Doors 5:30, event 6:00
  • 582 Market St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Don Mee Choi in conversation with Scott Esposito on Korean poetry
  • FREE
  • alcoholic beverages and snacks

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