October 4, 2023
Lenfest Center for the Arts
This evening is devoted to the incendiary magic that arises when one brilliant poet translates another. For over a decade, poet Don Mee Choi (National Book Award winner, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow) has been translating the fiercely iconoclastic and radically feminist poetry of Kim Hyesoon (Daesan Literary Award, Griffin Poetry Prize), one of the foremost poets of South Korea. The two will read from their works and speak about their writing and collaboration with Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) Director Susan Bernofsky.