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  2. oh hey, there’s Accumulations in the bottom left corner!

    oh hey, there’s Accumulations in the bottom left corner!

     
  3. plays: 4

    Mute Swimmer, “Different Name”

     
  4. Squid, mushrooms
    White squid, shiny mushrooms
    Shiny white squid, shiny mushrooms stuck together
    Shiny white squid stuck together, shiny mushrooms stuck together and falling apart…
    — Hiromi Itō, “Vinegar, Oil” (trans. Jeffrey Angles)
     
  5. wig and croutons, a constellation

    wig and croutons, a constellation

     
  6. strata

    strata

     
  7. The Sick World of Kim Hyesoon

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    The body is a sick place. Its reality is viscera. Kim Hyesoon’s poems are composed of these unsightly and unpleasant viscera. They squirm, blind and deaf like newborn puppies, then grow up and live in a dog-eat-dog world. This world is called Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream.

    In Kim Hyesoon’s third collection of poems translated by Don Mee Choi, the South Korean poet examines the sick, grotesque body and its effects on a nation. Sickness begets sickness in Hyesoon’s poetry, but it is also a necessity. We need the disease in order to make the antidote

    My review of Kim Hyesoon’s Sorrowotoothpaste Mirrorcream translated by Don Mee Choi In Hyperallergic Weekend. Many thanks to Tom Micchelli and John Yau. 

     
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  9. pee

    pee

     
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