At this event, poets Don Mee Choi and Joshua Beckman will be interviewed by Amaranth Borsuk.
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of books, including The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks (Wave Books, 2018), The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is editor-in-chief at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award.
Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. She is the author of The Book (MIT Press, 2018), a volume in the Essential Knowledge series. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); Between Page and Screen (SpringGun Press, 2016), a book of augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse; As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; and Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012). Her intermedia project Abra (1913 Press, 2016), an artists’ book and free iPhone/iPad app created with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher, received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant and recently received the Turn on Literature prize for electronic literature. Amaranth is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. See more at amaranthborsuk.com.
Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond Press, 2014), and a pamphlet of essays, Freely Frayed, ㅋ=q, Race=Nation (Wave Pamphlet #9, 2014). She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent translation of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry are Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016) and Autobiography of Death (New Directions, Nov 2018).