Hardly War by Don Mee Choi (Wave Books, paperback)
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher Marketing: Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. HARDLY WAR, Don Mee Choi's major second collection, defies history, national identity, and militarism. Using artifacts from Choi's father, a professional photographer during the Korean and Vietnam wars, she combines memoir, image, and opera to explore her paternal relationship and heritage. Here poetry and geopolitics are inseparable twin sisters, conjoined to the belly of a warring empire.