Abductions and The Flood: Poetry by Chiwan Choi
In Abductions, Choi sets out to write about aliens, but tells the story of his family, including parents who escaped North Korea when they were young, and the miscarriage that he and wife went through.
Choi will discuss the creative process between the two very different poetry collections, as well as the opinions he has faced being a fringe member of the literary world, not fully embraced by the mainstream, and yet also not being Korean/Asian enough for the Korean-American/Asian-American community.
March 9, 2012
CUNY AAARI, 25 West 43rd Street