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Author: Kim Hyesoon

Kim Hyesoon is a prominent South Korean poet who has received numerous prestigious literary awards. She teaches creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts. Her work translated into English includes Autobiography of Death (New Directions, 2018), five titles from Action Books—A DRINK OF RED MIRROR (2019), POOR LOVE MACHINE (2016), SORROWTOOTHPASTE MIRRORCREAM (2014), ALL THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD, UNITE! (2011) and MOMMY MUST BE A FOUNTAIN OF FEATHERS (2008)—the chapbook WHEN THE PLUG GETS UNPLUGGED (Tinfish Press, 2005), and poems in the anthology ANXIETY OF WORDS: CONTEMPORARY POETRY BY KOREAN WOMEN (Zephyr Press, 2006).

A Drink of Red Mirror
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A Drink of Red Mirror

Action Books

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated from the Korean by Jiwon Shin, Lauren Albin, and Sue Hyon Bae. A landmark feminist poet and critic in her native South Korea, Kim Hyesoon's surreal, dagger-sharp poetry has spread from hemisphere to...

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All the Garbage of the World, Unite!
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All the Garbage of the World, Unite!

Action Books

Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi. The celebrated Korean poet Kim Hyesoon writes from a radiant black zone where matter becomes dark matter, human becomes trinket, garbage becomes god, a zero-point for our present...

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Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers
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Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers

Action Books

Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi. The first full-length English language edition of one of the foremost woman poets in Modern Korean poetry. Kim Hyesoon was the first woman recipient of the prestigious Kim Suyong...

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Poor Love Machine
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Poor Love Machine

Action Books

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi. For decades, Kim Hyesoon—a leading figure in contemporary Korean poetry and trans-national feminist literature—has represented the capabilities of a...

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Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream
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Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream

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Poetry. East Asia Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi. "Her poems are not ironic. They are direct, deliberately grotesque, theatrical, unsettling, excessive, visceral and somatic. This is feminist surrealism loaded w...

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When the Plug Gets Unplugged
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When the Plug Gets Unplugged

Tinfish Press

Poetry. Asian Studies. The poems in WHEN THE PLUG GETS UNPLUGGED, by prominent Korean poet, Kim Hyesoon, are spoken by rats, rats who forage, rats endangered by human beings, rats who listen to people die in a collapsing department store--rats who a...

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