Monthly Archive: August 2013

girl pointing and laughing

“My Face” by Kim Hye-Soo

When friends tease me, I feel like teasing back. My sniffling, crying face. My face, red like peppers.   친구가 나를 놀리면 나도 놀리고 싶어진다. 훌쩍훌쩍 우는 내 얼굴 고추 같이 빨간 내 얼굴  ...

Ha Jae-Yeon (하재연)

“Life of My Own” by Ha Jae-Yeon

My eyes are my own. Each flutter of my lashes, my freedom. Turning my head to look upon, my freedom. My hands, my own. Whether smoking a cigarette or extinguishing one, that’s my freedom. Overflowing...

Na Hee-Deok (나희덕)

“And the Birds, They Fly” by Na Hee-Deok

Birds flew by with hearts between their beaks. Outside the window, a quiet calm. Inside, I’m sitting on a washer. A plate seated in front of me holding an apple, peeled and bitten, which moments...

tree in the rain

“Trees” by Moon Yeon-Joo

Trees, even when it rains or snows, remain as always. But I can’t forget their emotionless faces. They are just too serious.   나무는 비가 와도 눈이 와도 그대로 있다 나무는 그래도 진지한 표정을 잊지 않는다...

Heo Eun-Shil (허은실)

“When the Waters Come” by Heo Eun-Shil

Water beetles hold their breath against the wind. Waters swell. The moon exhales deeply. Murmurings rise like running waters up to my eyebrows — and are quiet. As animals crawl out of conch shells, there...

Kim Hye-Soon (김혜순)

“Birthday” by Kim Hye-Soon

When I open my eyes in the morning, the bed is full of thorns. When I listen to music, thorns gush out of the speakers. When I walk, thorns pour out in piles beneath my...