24 05 09 Allott Lecture Don Mee Choi

Allott/Poetry Society Annual Lecture

Spoken Word

FREE, booking required

The multi-award-winning poet Don Mee Choi makes a rare visit to the UK to present an exciting new lecture.

This is the latest event in the prestigious Kenneth Allott / Poetry Society Annual Lecture series commissioned in collaboration with the Department of English, University of Liverpool. Each year, the series introduces one of the leading voices in international poetry to share a new lecture, accompanied by a short performance of their poems.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is a highly innovative writer. Her work slips between forms, mixing poetry, lyric essay, memoir, and visual image. Incorporating archives, photographs and fragments of memory, Choi’s poetry explores historical events and the human impact of war. Her books include DMZ Colony, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry, The Morning News Is Exciting, and Mirror Nation, which is forthcoming from Wave Books in 2024. Her translations into English of Kim Hyesoon include Autobiography of Death which received the 2018 International Griffin Poetry Prize.

The lecture will also be livestreamed by The Poetry Society, please click here to book livestream tickets if you cannot make the event in person.


Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Promoted by the Department of English, University of Liverpool and The Poetry Society.