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Don Mee Choi

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Don Mee Choi is a translator of contemporary Korean poets and the author of Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) and The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010). She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2012 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. She lives in Seattle.

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1950 June 27: my father heard the sound of the engine of a North Korean fighter plane, Yak-9. Foremostly and therefore barely consequently in the highest manner, he followed the