Don Mee Choi wins translation prize

Seattle poet Don Mee Choi just won the 2019 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize for translating Kim Hyesoon's collection Autobiography of Death from Korean to English. In the announcement, the prize's judges say that "Don Mee Choi’s translations deftly activate a visionary poetry of great speed, volume, and vision. The collaboration between Hyesoon and Choi continues to energize and challenge contemporary world Anglophone poetry into a zone beyond borders."