Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. California Interest. Classroom guide and introduction written by author inside. RESERVE THE RIGHT by Yume Kim is a semi-autobiographical collection of poems shared through the perspective of a second-generation Korean immigrant woman who fights to break an overwhelming silence as she navigates the continual onslaught of patriarchal and racial oppression. Through sharing unapologetic snapshots of the ugliness within these experiences, Kim discovers self-love and the power of self-fashioning her own dialogue. This is a collection toward reclamation of self.