Sewol Tragedy Soliloquy

Sewol Tragedy Soliloquy Bamboo has the elegance of Chinese symbols, tells of winters, keeping your chin up when cold delves in bone. The 3 year anniversary of the Sewol tragedy is in a few days— try telling those parents to keep their chins up; they’d pull the plug on the ocean, cause mass extinction to…

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Comfort Girl Soliloquy

Sometime ago, not long after we opened the guesthouse a Korean American fella & two women he was working with visited me. They were working on an art project to raise awareness & address the horror experienced by comfort women during the Japanese occupation of Korea. They told me a little about what they went…

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the morning after the impeachment of President Park

more so even than the political implications, which are nothing to shrug about, i am extremely proud of the youth of Korea, who undertook the daunting task of ousting a president, for forging ahead with sundering themselves from the generation that has coddled them into acquiescence. Korean Millennials have a tough time foraging an identity…

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begin in Seoul

i am still reeling in my tongue from the surprise reception i received after Tim Miller published me on wordandsilence. i have never had that much focus before & it felt good. i am following it up with a poem Tim helped me edit, an apt follow up then. Cities terrify me & here is…

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