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Overview

"HeeDuk Ra's poems evoke thoughts about time and language . . . Through her work, time does not glide nor stand on the edge. It crumbles."—SeokJo Gang, literary critic

Wild Apple takes the reader to cultural and intellectual experiences: Native American burial mounds, cremations at the Ganges River, the Paris morgue of the 19th century, the movie Being John Malkovich, and the pointillism of Georges Seurat. Ra also brings Korean culture to the American audience, from the female clam divers to Buddhist temples.

HeeDuk Ra has published seven books of poetry. In 2007 she participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935210733
Publisher: White Pine Press
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: Korean Voices Series , #20
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


HeeDuk Ra: HeeDuk Ra is considered one of South Korea’s leading literary voices, having published seven books of poetry, two books of prose, a collection of letters, a children’s book, and essays. In 2007, she participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

William Parker: Daniel Parker was a journalist for 13 years, has an M.A. in English Literature from Murray (Ky.) State University. He has taught at Keimyung University since 2001 and is currently an assistant professor for the English Language & Literature department.

YoungShil Ji: YoungShil Ji graduated from Keimyung University and is a freelance translator specializing in contemporary Korean poetry. She is currently working on books by BoSeon Shim and EunYoung Jin.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS


PART 1


A Bird Flew Away / 11
Raindrops / 12
Wild Apple / 14
Forest Memory/ 15
Seurat’s Painting - Pointellism / 16
Flowers of Words / 17
A Basket of Flowers / 18
Between “No Discovery” and “Discovery” / 19
Playing with Sand / 20
A Baby Called to Me / 21
I Wasn’t Yet Born / 22
Soom bi so ri (Breath-Emptying Whistle) / 23
The Crucial Moment / 24
Being John Malkovich / 25
Putting on Red Shoes / 26


PART 2


Th Hexagonal Room / 29
Drops of Water / 30
Wall and Floor / 31
Conversation / 32
Gardner’s Language / 33
Drained Pond / 34
Two Chambers of My Heart / 35
His Photo / 36
Air over the Pedestrian Bridge / 37
An Unfamiliar Letter / 38
Banksias / 49
Where the Cornfield Used to Be / 40
Who to My Name / 41
We Drift Like Fallen Leaves / 42
Fog / 43



PART 3

Like Pigs’ Heads / 47
Onlookers / 48
To Be a Spectator / 49
Wind and Wind Deflector / 50
Unswallowable Things / 51
A Mirror Reflecting My Interior / 52
Spiritual Ears / 53
The Reason My Palms Throb / 54
Sunday Afternoon / 55
Fear Is a Fossil / 56
Eyes Instead of Arms / 57
Sacrament on the Road / 58
Vacancy / 59
A Huge Piece of Chalk / 60
Who Is It? / 61

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