Sky translation & A ringing
by Don Mee Choi
"Sky Translation" unfolds in the DMZ, the border zone, the author's past and present, a transnational, bilingual conflict zone where language is a blunt weapon and a subversive anticolonial tool alike. Don Mee Choi is preternaturally deft at negotiating these boundaries and drawing out their contemporary implications.
by Melanie Noel
Selected by Don Mee Choi, "A Ringing" exists in a landscape where the fertility of natural language vibrates, where flora, the personal, and the vertiginously everyday object invoke the strangeness and the necessity of proximal wildness. This book grows, and grows, and grows.