Yearly Archive: 2016

덕장 (deokjang), drying rack,

“Drying Rack” by Kim Hye-Soo

Fom the clothesline hung on the drying rack, winter laundry which nobody managed to remove for several days stretches out. Before it could be dried, it froze and unfroze. Over rehardened clothing, a snow falls on what...

Kim Kwang-Kyu (김광규)

“Moisture 2” by Kim Kwang-Kyu

My whole life I never knew. Had it happen after he left? Those little eyes, why couldn’t they bear the tears and not let them flow? Those empty, contorted lips once poured out insults, curses,...

Heo Man-Ha (허만하)

“Love’s Starlight” by Heo Man-Ha

Snowflake fall as quietly serene as a mother gazing at the child nursing at her breast.In that gaze—the sound of wind rushing past a whip, the briefly rising scent of wild daffodils bloomed in a...

“An Unexpected Briskness” by Lee Seong-Bu

For me to walk is to search for love. In the streets, I learned to gather and pack together sadness to fall asleep.And there I grew used to attaching wings to my longing as I...

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 like two people, like one person, as the light builds its round house in pupils, in...

“Sundial” by Lee Moon-Jae

I saw it when the plane landed. The shadowthat was lost at 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...

“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...

“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 love...

song-chang-ho

“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.Not a single person inside and salt stopped being stored here a...