Park Hyeong-Joon (박형준)

“Lips” by Park Hyeong-Joon

Spring, midday. Opening the air’s drawer, I smell the scent of new life. Warmed alcohol, sunlight fallen between dew, and as we walk, us, trying to speak only words with lips. We blow our horns...

Kim Haeng-Sook (김행숙)

“Let’s Write Love Letters” by Kim Haeng-Sook

Beneath a circle cut out of the darkness under a stand of light, you too wonder, like a passing dream, if you’ve ever received one. Then say, “Let’s write old-fashioned love letters.” What can I...

Lee Soo-Myeong (이수명)

“Dance of the Teeth” by Lee Soo-Myeong

When he got home he would take out his teeth. Smiling toothlessly into the mirror, he would lay them down in a cup in the bathroom. When morning came, he would put them back in...

Lee Soo-Myeong (이수명)

“Wave” by Lee Soo-Myeong

A body having thrown itself does not rise. What rises is an eagle, an eagle’s eye, and carried in that eye, a flame. A fire burning over water, only an endless wave.   몸을 던진...

barking dog

“Black Monday 4” by Jang Kyeong-Rin

Apartment 502 must be stepping out. Out cries the door with its electronic latch and bell as it closes. Apartment 502 must be taking the dog for a walk. When the dog which used to...

Heavy Rain

“Rainy Day” by Lee Soo-Myeong

On a rainy day, I sheltered a drenched man under my umbrella. From beneath it, he spoke without pausing — all words I couldn’t understand. Each word piled slowly inside me, bringing my blood to...

Kim Yeong-Seung (김경승)

“Boomerang” by Kim Yeong-Seung

Why does a boomerang return? Tool for clubbing and catching, killing in an instant. A returning boomerang is thrown wrong. Boomerangs do not return. They declare and admit fault. They’re for going home, crushed and...

Jeong Ho-Seung (정호승)

“The Someone I Love” by Jeong Ho-Seung

I don’t love someone who has no shadow. I don’t love someone who doesn’t love shadows. I love someone who has become shade for a tree. Neither shine nor shadow but dazzling, how beautiful is...