Chiwan Choi is a writer, editor, teacher, and publisher. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including ONTHEBUS, Esquire (online), and circa. Chiwan’s first major collection of poetry, The Flood, was published by Tía Chucha Press in April, 2010. His second collection, Abductions, was published in April, 2012.
Chiwan has been a featured poet in places such as the Hunter College, KGB Bar, and McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, Make Out Room in San Francisco. His books have been taught in classes at Berkeley City College and Riverside City College. He also leads three writing workshops, from downtown to Santa Monica.
After a two-year stint in New York, where he received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School at NYU, Chiwan returned to Los Angeles where he and his wife, Judeth Oden, launched a new publishing company to feature Los Angeles writers, Writ Large Press, in March 2008.
He lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his wife and their three-legged dog, Bella.