Choi Young-Mi

/South Korea, 1961
Choi Young-Mi

Choi Young-Mi (1961, South Korea) is a poet and novelist. Her first volume of poems At Thirty, the Party was Over (1994) hit the Korean society for delicate but bold expressions and piercing satire on authority. The book has sold over half a million copies. Her poems appeared in Korean high school textbooks. She has published seven poetry collections and is the author of the novel Scars and Patterns, and The Garden of Bronze. She received the Isu Literary Award for To the Pigs. In 2011 Choi was appointed an honorary ambassador for the Korean National Assembly Library. In 2017, she wrote the poem “Monster” that exposed the sexual harassment and abuse by the old poet En. When her poem “Monster” was released, the public immediately noticed that “En” was Ko Un, which ignited the #Me Too movement.