Arhm Choi Wild

Arhm Choi Wild is a queer, Korean-American poet who grew up in the slam community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to perform across the country, including at Brave New Voices, the New York City Poetry Festival, and Asheville Wordfest. Their debut book of poems, CUT TO BLOOM, was the winner of the 2019 Write Bloody Book Contest. Arhm is a Kundiman fellow with an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and was a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize in 2019. They have been anthologized in Daring to Repair by Wising Up Press and The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures, and their work appears in Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Split this Rock, and other publications. They work as the Director of the Progressive Teaching Institute and as a Diversity Coordinator at a school in New York City.

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  1. […] Arhm Choi Wild spoke to us from New York City where the desolation of the continued pandemic makes it feel as though the city may never be the same. Wild works in schools as a diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator which has given them a front-row seat to the ways in which humans adapt. They have observed the ways in which people are finding to continue engaging in intimate contact and been amazed at the resiliency people have demonstrated. Wild is a writer and poet. During this time of lockdown, they say there has been a lot of pressure on writers to produce more work than usual while they have more free time. They have made the choice to allow themself to work at their own pace. Many of their poems explore the theme of being first-generation Korean-American and coming out as non-binary. Another theme is the violence their father experienced over his lifetime. He passed away last year which has changed the way they approach this topic while the writing has been something of a crutch throughout the grieving process. To hear more about how Wild processes her experience through writing and to hear live readings of her work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Arhm Choi Wild spoke to us from New York City where the desolation of the continued pandemic makes it feel as though the city may never be the same. Wild works in schools as a diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator which has given them a front-row seat to the ways in which humans adapt. They have observed the ways in which people are finding to continue engaging in intimate contact and been amazed at the resiliency people have demonstrated. Wild is a writer and poet. During this time of lockdown, they say there has been a lot of pressure on writers to produce more work than usual while they have more free time. They have made the choice to all themself to work at their own pace. Many of their poems explore the theme of being first-generation Korean-American and coming out as non-binary. Another theme is the violence their father experienced over his lifetime. He passed away last year which has changed the way they approach this topic while the writing has been something of a crutch throughout the grieving process. To hear more about how Wild processes her experience through writing and to hear live readings of her work, listen to the complete interview. […]