What makes Hyeyoung Kim's poems distinguished is a lively poetic language based on her intellectual assets and critical thinking in her works. Her poetry in a variety of styles on many subjects shows her insights into the absurd structure of current Korean society and suggests the dream of reforming as well. Her gaze penetrating beyond phenomenal surface is so rare, strong, and courageous hardly found in other contemporary Korean poets. When her feminist ethics embrace the ordinary world, she creates the realm far from cliché. Readers will come across the meaningful challenge of Hyeyoung Kim on her first book of poems, "A Mirror Opens One Thousand Ears."
- Manha Huh, Korean Poet