Yearly Archive: 2013

Kang Seong-Eun (강성은)

“If That Too is Love” by Park Ra-Yeon

Even though they call softly, soon in every moonlit alley I hang my everything on flowers recognizing someone like witnesses and blooming radiantly Because my entire body is a pupil Because flowers are the best...

Kang Seong-Eun (강성은)

“Only Just a Little Strange” by Kang Seong-Eun

Still lost in some thought, nameless and without symptoms, I stop. And coming back to my senses, see a world in motion. Like a disease that is only just a little strange.Like a sleep that...

Hwang In-Sook (황인숙)

“Love’s Wasteland” by Hwang In-Sook

In the morning paper, a face happened upon suddenly. After seeing it, tak, tak, tak, tak, tak, tak, tak, my heart’s stings as if cut with a knife. The moment I saw a friend long dead...

Na He-Deok (나희덕)

“Dry Fish” by Na Hee-Deok

Let’s stay in the darkness a while longer, you said. We don’t know if this is love, you thought.But the moment your body reached my hand I knew it was from fear. You, a dry fish...

Kim Myeong-Ri (김명리)

“House of Memory” by Kim Myeong-Ri

The sound of falling rain grows outside the door. There’s no reason for anyone to visit a house perched on a mountainside this late at night—a well-timed downpour between two mountains—and still as the light...

Shim Bo-Seon (심보선)

“Lost Gift” by Shim Bo-Seon

Separation is a message from another planet about us who die every day and daily but can’t accept it because a death we can believe in is always the last to arrive. This odd gift...

Kim So-Yeon (김소연)

“Fading Flesh” by Kim So-Yeon

Monday, you left to go shopping. You bought thinly sliced jellyfish, then washed it. On the veranda, the green onions have bloomed and round snails rest on their blossoms. Tuesday, no matter how hard you...

Lee Soo-Myeong (이수명)

“In That House” by Lee Soo-Myeong

In that house a staircase descends like eyes. A staircase like eyes shifting sideways. A staircase turned to grey hair like eyes. My feet fill the air like black sirens. In that house there is...