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The poet’s ‘rosebud power’ and honesty are dynamic, as is her grasp of history, family, identity, and eros.

                                       -Linda Norton

Jiwon Choi is the author of One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons and I Used To Be Korean, which both deal with her identity as a Korean in the diaspora. Her third book of poems, A Temporary Dwelling, will be out from Spuyten Duyvil in June 2024.  She is a long time gardener and coordinator at the Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Garden near Downtown Brooklyn, where she collaborates with local organizations to bring workshops and cultural arts/music events into the garden.  She started her garden’s first poetry reading series, Hanging Loose Outpost: Poets Read in the Garden, to support local emerging writers and poets with live reading events in a safe, outdoor space.  Her work can be found in publications such as Heavy Feather ReviewPainted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin Literary Journal, Rigorous, and Hanging Loose Magazine.  She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

@Persistence of Cormorants 2023

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