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Author: Kim Kyung Ju

Kim Kyung Ju is a Seoul-based poet, dramatist and performance artist. His plays have been produced abroad in several countries and his poetry and essays are widely anthologized in South Korea. He has written and translated over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and plays, and has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the Korean government's Today's Young Artist Prize and the Kim Su-yong Contemporary Poetry Award. He is the author of WHALE AND VAPOR, translated by Jake Levine (Black Ocean, 2020), BUTTERFLY SLEEP (Tupelo Press, 2019), BRED FROM THE EYES OF A WOLF, translated by Jake Levine (Plays Inverse Press, 2018), and I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS WORLD, translated by Jake Levine (Black Ocean, 2016).

Bred from the Eyes of a Wolf
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Bred from the Eyes of a Wolf

Plays Inverse Press

Drama. Poetry. Science Fiction. Translated by Jake Levine. Equal parts poetry, drama, and sci-fi, award-winning poet Kim Kyung Ju's verse play BRED FROM THE EYES OF A WOLF follows a post-apocalyptic family of wolves (indistinguishable from humans) f...

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Butterfly Sleep
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Butterfly Sleep

Tupelo Press

Drama. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated by Jake Levine. Kim Kyung Ju’s BUTTERFLY SLEEP is a historical drama based in the early period of the Joseon dynasty. He relies on a mixture of absurdism, magic realism, and dark humor in order to te...

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I Am A Season That Does Not Exist In The World
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I Am A Season That Does Not Exist In The World

Black Ocean

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated from the Korean by Jake Levine. Kim Kyung Ju's poetry operates in a world where no one seems to belong: "the living are born in the dead people's world, and the dead are born in the living." Already...

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Whale and Vapor
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Whale and Vapor

Black Ocean

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated by Jake Levine. The poems in WHALE AND VAPOR emphasize exhaustion—physically, mentally, and as an existential condition. Kim Kyung Ju playfully turns toward the lyric in this work as a way to reconc...

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