PODCAST: Denise Riley and Don Mee Choi read at the launch of MPT 'The Blue Vein'
This podcast features Denise Riley and Don Mee Choi. It was recorded at The Print Room, London, for the launch of Modern Poetry in Translation's winter issue 'The Blue Vein', which features Korean poetry including work by Kim Hyesoon, Kim Yideum, Han Kang and more.
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In this podcast:
00:00 - Introduction to Denise Riley
02:50 - Den...
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