27 Nov 2022

Poet Joanna Cho is a people person

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 27 November 2022
Joanna Cho

Joanna Cho Photo: CREDIT Campbell Stonehouse

There is a right way of washing dishes and a wrong way - and Kiwis do it the wrong way according to Joanna Cho's debut poetry collection, People Person.

The South Korean-born, now Wellington-based, writer has a keen sense of irony and a refreshing honesty in her autobiographical poems.

Joanna completed her MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2020 and received the Biggs Family Prize in Poetry.   She talks with Lynn Freeman about her inspirations, and whether she actually is a People Person!