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WAR, RESISTANCE, POETRY -- Don Mee Choi in Conversation with Sung Un Gang

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On December 1, our current Picador Guest Professor Don Mee Choi will read from her books "Hardly War" and "DMZ Colony" and talk with Sung Un Gang at our event "War, Resistance, Poetry".

Don Mee Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is the author of "Hardly War" and "DMZ Colony". The latter won the National Book Award in 2020. She has published three books, several pamphlets of poems and essays and translated volumes of poetry by Kim Hyesoon and Yi Sang, among others. Choi has received the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry, 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize for her translation of Kim Hyesoon’s Autobiography of Death (New Directions, 2018), 2019 DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship and many more. As the current Picador Guest Professor she is teaching American Studies at the University Leipzig.

The moderator and partner on stage for the event is Sung Un Gang, a research associate at the University of Bonn and a Ph. D. candidate at the University of Cologne in the field of Theater and Media Cultures . Sung Un is also hosting a poadcast, called "Bin ich süßsauer?", about and with queer Asians. Find out more about it here: https://binichsuesssauer.podigee.io/

This reading is presented by the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in cooperation with GfZK Leipzig, Korea Verband, Edit and Koreanisches Kulturzentrum. Partners of #PicadorProf​ are: Leipzig University, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Holtzbrinck Berlin - Inspire Together. Find out more on: https://picadorprof.de/​

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