Chungmi Kim was born in South Korea in 1963. After graduating with a BA in English from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, she moved to the United States and earned an MA in theater arts from UCLA. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Chungmi: Selected Poems (1982) and Glacier Lily (2004). Kim’s poetry has appeared in several anthologies, as well as on L.A. buses for the Poetry Society of America’s “Poetry in Motion” program. She is also a playwright: Her play Hanako premiered in 1999, and was revised and produced as Comfort Women in 2004. She has written and produced television programs, including The Koreans in LA and Poets in Profile, and was a co-producer of the documentary Korea: The New Power in the Pacific. Kim currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia.
Audio Recordings with Chungmi Kim
- A Korean-American poetry evening: Yearn Hong Choi, Chungmi Kim, and Moon Hee Kim reading their poems in the original Korean, in the original English, and in English translation