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100 Boots: Don Mee Choi and Daniel Borzutzky

Friday, Feburary 23, 7pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation

This series presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. 100 Boots is co-organized by Jessica Baran, poet and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera & Projects Plus Gallery; and Ted Mathys, poet and educator at St. Louis University. At each reading, limited-edition broadsides are available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books are for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books. The third event of the season features readings by poets Don Mee Choi and Daniel Borzutzky.

Don Mee Choi was born in Seoul and came to the U.S. via Hong Kong. She is the author of Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond, 2014), and a Wave pamphlet, Freely Frayed. She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent translation of Kim Hyesoon, a contemporary South Korean poet, is Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016) and Autobiography of Death (New Directions, forthcoming). She is currently co-editing with Joshua Beckman a book of Yi Sang’s poems and prose for Wave Books.

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry for his collection The Performance of Becoming Human, Daniel Borzutzky is a Chilean-American writer and translator living in Chicago. His other poetry books are In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy, The Book of Interfering Bodies, The Ecstasy of Capitulations, and the chapbook Failure in the Imagination. Lake Michigan is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press in 2018. He has published one collection of fiction, Arbitrary Tales. His books of translation include Song for his Disappeared Love by Raul Zurita and Port Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenun.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Hardly War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940696218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

The Performance of Becoming Human Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936767465
Availability: Special Order
Published: Brooklyn Arts Press LLC - April 1st, 2016