Considered to be one of Korea’s most exacting and innovative poets, Choi Jeongrye writes poems that uncover the startling and strange qualities of everyday experiences. In association with the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies is pleased to host this literary event with Choi Jeongrye, which will consist of bilingual readings of her works and discussion on issues related to poetry translation.
Choi Jeongrye is a critically acclaimed poet from South Korea. Born in Hwaseong, near Seoul, Choi studied Korean poetry at Korea University and received her PhD from the same school. She has published seven books of poetry and essays, and has received a range of literary awards including the prestigious Modern Literature Award (2007). Her poems in translation have been published in Free Verse, The Iowa Review, TEXT, World Literature Today, and various Japanese literary journals. With Wayne de Fremery and Brenda Hillman she co-translated her poetry collection Instances (Parlor Press, 2011) into English. Choi participated in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) in 2006 and was a visiting writer at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. She teaches at her alma mater, Korea University, and is currently a writer in residence at the National Centre for Writing at Norwich UNESCO City of Literature until November 2018, supported by the Arts Council Korea (ARKO).
Literary Event with Choi Jeongrye – Poetry Reading and Discussion on Poetry Translation
Friday 26 October 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm
SOAS Brunei Gallery Room B211