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"Somehow we merely assumed our immersion in poetry, true poetry, would benefit our work as well as magically benefit us, our lives, our characters, our sense of self." 
           —Philip Levine

one hundred days

I Used To Be Korean 

I Am Still Korean

many days later

Hello and thanks for checking in. 

As a poet who is often alone in the wonderful yet arduous task of writing, I am happy to have your company.  I am a working poet and writer, open to readings, panels, workshops, and other collaborations. 


I have had the pleasure of being on panels and Zooms to talk about my work and writing in general.  Some memorable appearances from the past few years have been at AWP (Philly), the Irish Hunger Memorial at Battery Park City, and the Indie Book Fair at the PEN World Voices Festival in Washington Square Park.  I have also read my work at the Brooklyn Public Library, FiveMyles, Pace University and York College/CUNY.   

I am the author of One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons and I Used To Be Korean.  My third collection of poems, A Temporary Dwelling, will be published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2024.  


I hope you will check out my Blog page to stay connected to current/upcoming events and projects I'm working on.

Sending you all good vibes and wishes on your writing endeavors. 



Books by Jiwon Choi 



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