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faculty photo imageJae Yeun Choi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
English Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Jae Yeun Choi is returning in her fifth year as visiting faculty in poetry at Reed. For her, the poem, whatever it is and wherever it resides, is a complex, living record; and the workshop has the capacity to bring each poet deeper into their own process for expansive expression. She is resistant to product, resistant to incurious outcome. She has taught poetry workshops focused on the long poem, ekphrasis, the subversive power of chance, the economic livelihood of the poet, among others. Her work in poetry is informed by engagement with other artists and peers who share practices grounded in an abiding respect for the smaller gesture. Her poems have appeared in The Volta, NY Tyrant, A Plume Annual, Tin House, The Iowa Review, and Flying Object's It's My Decision series. Her chapbook Woman Carrying Thing was published by The Song Cave. Additionally, her poems have been included in exhibitions at 356 Mission, 3 Days Awake, Adams and Ollman, Lumber Room, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Page NYC, and Good Press Glasgow. She has taught poetry previously at the University of Iowa and Portland State University.

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