avidya mined from the libraryofbabel.info

for more information on the idiosyncratic genesis of these mined, peculiar sonnets & how you too can write a sonnet just like or similar, read my original post here & it’ll tell you what you need to know; & if you still have questions the comments box is below as always.   Avidya: ignorance, but…

Read More

대사님 is visiting

with a 25 years old map of Jeju yellowing at the corners which he navigates in his head 대사님 determined as a child to fit a cubed block in the prism slot pointed in the direction of his memories & we followed. not before explaining that the area he has pointed out has changed. today:…

Read More

Silent Hook

talking about his novel Shark, Will Self explained that he set out to write Jaws without the shark. i am not entirely sure what he was getting at, but when i read the book i sort of understood his purpose: to have his narrative, a character’s past circumstances developed & swivel around something articulated, but…

Read More

차바’s refugees

last year Korea was hit by one of the worst typhoons in some years, killing 7 on the mainland. Jeju fortunately got off lightly, the typhoon grazing us rather than meeting us head on bull-at-a-gate.  the day after, the weather windy & carrying the heavy regret of a drunk in its ache to clear its…

Read More

the heron

the heron appeared on Robert Okaji’s O at the Edges first time around, but i feel it was perhaps buried under so much waffling prose of mine in ebullient response to Robert’s questions, which was immensely therapeutic & enjoyable, but now i think i’d like to give the poem some space to breathe, accompanied by…

Read More

흑자 Jeju through n’ through

흑자 I am imperfect- I admire that in something especially myself : such a dominant weakness in so many other living things I have used to my advantage: to coddle humans into feeding me scraps which I’ll get by on. the tip grew into this burl like the grip of a gear stick. I developed…

Read More