Friday, December 9, 2005

New Kim Hyesoon Chapbook from Tinfish Press

Here is a note from Susan Schultz, Editor at Tinfish Press:

I'm pleased to announce publication of When the Plug Gets Unplugged, by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi. Kim Hyesoon is one of the most prominent poets in South Korea, and Don Mee Choi lives in Seattle where she translates the work of Korean women poets. Chapbook design by Mike Cueva.

These are poems about rats, spoken by rats. From "This Night":

A rat
devours a sleeping white rabbit
Dark blood spills out of the rabbit cage
A rat devours a piglet that has fallen into a pot of porridge

. . .

A rat devours the new baby in the cradle
Mommy has gone to the restaurant to wash dishes
A rat slips in and out of a freshly buried corpse


Anyone who gets this message can buy the chapbook for $8 from Tinfish Press
47-728 Hui Kelu Street #9, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Now at the printer is Barbara Jane Reyes's much anticipated volume, Poeta en San Francisco, so stay posted.

aloha, Susan, Tinfish Editor

PS Remember that rat books make fine holiday gifts.

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