DMZ Colony

DMZ Colony


2020, , 2020-reading-list, Poetry

Woven from poems, prose, photographs, and drawings, Don Mee Choi's DMZ Colony is a tour de force of personal and political reckoning set over eight acts. Evincing the power of translation as a poetic device to navigate historical and linguistic borders, it explores Edward Said's notion of "the intertwined and overlapping histories" in regards to South Korea and the United States through innovative deployments of voice, story, and poetics. Like its sister book, Hardly War, it holds history accountable, its very presence a resistance to empire and a hope in humankind.

Title:DMZ Colony
Edition Language:English
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    DMZ Colony Reviews

  • J

    Stunningly powerful and harrowing book. Don Mee Choi has written a radical, complex collection of poetry that defiantly shouts out like an archive, like an interactive exhibition of witness. The hybri...

  • Chris Drew

    It is hard to find the words to describe this book, and even harder to do so succinctly. I think I will need to return to it more than once more before I can do a just review, but I just finished it a...

  • Aleksandra

    Many thanks to the Korean Cultural Centre UK for sending me this copy of ''DMZ Colony'' by Choi Don-Mee. The collection offers a focused and deeply immersive perspective on some aspects of the Korean...

  • Jed

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  • Adrian Chiem

    “montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots / a panorama of divided chirps / a panorama of divided identity / who am I, really?” (119)I feel like I am in a memorial, tr...