Category: Popular

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...

Cha Chang-Ryong (차장룡)

“A Love Only in Death” by Cha Chang-Ryong

In the Ganges, drifts a rose. The melting Himalayas flow into an icy river that loves to wrap roses in its arms, but when the two embrace, river causes rose to die. In the warmth...

Kim Ki-Taek (김기택)

“Deep Kiss” by Kim Ki-Taek

The moment your mouth first opens and my tongue hangs between your lips. The moment my tongue is all, my entire body melting. The moment my returning tongue passes past my throat to the bottom...

Kim So-Yeon (김소연)

“Words That Make You” by Kim So-Yeon

Let’s say it’s a sigh. Let’s say that we didn’t have the skill to find the light ourselves. Spinning beyond the earth, the always over-night worker, the old muscle of moonlight. Let’s say it’s a...

Choi Kyu-Seung (최규승)

“Waltz” by Choi Kyu-Seung

A woman embracing the shadow of a tree. In the darkly sparkling afternoon, she closes her eyes, breathes a beat and turns her head. Her surroundings blur and no one knows the woman staring outside...

Shin Hae-Wook (신해욱)

“Hands” by Shin Hae-Wook

You put on the glove. Your hands have become smaller somehow and because you’ve placed them on your knees, stranger still. * What I envied, actually, wasn’t you but your smooth fingers. You hold my...

Lee Yeong-Gwang (이영광)

“Canaan” by Lee Yeong-Gwang

“Where will Canaan go to church,” she asked. “The road’s rough, so keep close,” I said. As if it pleased her, she smiled and her whole floral-print jacket smiled along with her. This woman who...