Indie Lit Fest Reading @ PEN World Voices Festival
Photo: Nina Hook
The poet’s ‘rosebud power’ and honesty are dynamic, as is her grasp of history, family, identity, and eros.
Jiwon Choi is the author of two poetry collections, One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons and I Used To Be Korean, which both deal with her identity as a Korean in the diaspora. She is an early childhood educator at the Educational Alliance where she works with children and teachers on developing emergent curriculum. 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 this summer, 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 Painted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin Literary Journal, Rigorous, and Hanging Loose Magazine.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY.