Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Her other publications include Hardly WarThe Morning News Is Exciting, and several chapbooks and pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received numerous fellowships and prizes: 2011 Whiting Award, 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship, 2012 & 2019 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, 2019 DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship, 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize for her translation of Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon, 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. She was selected as one of the inaugural 2021 Royal Society of Literature International Writers. She was a 2021 Guest Picador Professor at Leipzig University, Germany.

She has translated several collections of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry, and has served as a translator for the International Women’s Network Against Militarism (IWNAM).

2000 Writers Program (with Deborah Woodard)