Lee Sa-Ra (이사라)

“In a Round Ring” by Lee Sa-Ra

If in the spring sun come to rest on a window we meet and gaze into each other’s eyes, we’re like two people, we’re like one person as the light builds a round house in pupils, in a look, in a...

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“Sundial” by Lee Moon-Jae

I saw it when the plane landed. The shadowthat was lost at an altitude of 8,000 meters was found again as the plane taxied. Migratory birds are the same, whether crossing the Himalayas or traversing the Pacific,once the ground grows...

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“Disappointed Love” by Hwang Seong-Hee

Cheolli-dong, Seoul Hostel. A wall with an unfamiliar face in a wanted poster delicately nailed to it. Stars made with blue cellophane stuck to the reception room door. A round, worn out woman. Is she alone? Room 205, heels turned to...

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“Love for Skins” by Choi Moon-Ja

When you fall in love, it’s a blessing to have an outer skin: a blessing everyone looks down on. Tearing, twisting, scorching, splitting, digging up and burying, they think so awfully low of love, but peeled of its skin love is...

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“Salt Storehouse” by Song Chang-Ho

By asking around, I’ve come all the way to a salt storehouse in search of the woman who ran off without repaying a debt. There isn’t a single person inside and salt stopped being stored here a long ago, leaving...

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“Land of Fire” by Nam Jin-Woo

The hair of the people in this country turning to fire. They all walk with a blaze bursting from their heads. Whenever anyone wants to light a cigarette or a fireplace, they simply tilt their heads rather than use a...

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“Lovers’ Number” by Kim Kyeong-Mi

When you enter that country it must be written down. So on that night the number of your entries and vinegar are mixed with more vinegar and swallowed. It’s a night where the candle’s flame downs alcohol then flares up. It’s...

Kim Yeong-Nam (감영남)

“Fixing Sigma to Fireflies’ Light” by Kim Yeong-Nam

Ah, so someone who flickers is a difficulty! Like a math formula come to an unfamiliar place to solve your mathematical series, the functional relationship between your numbers is written in the air. As I lay stepping stones neatly along...