Selections from Mother Tongue

But in most writing workshops today, unfortunately, students are taught to write without fear and with their head held high.



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Poems from “Blackbird’

PANORAMA Before opting, before whichever road, the current scrapes the sound of rocks, light, leaf litter. The wind, neither northerly nor southerly, clears life on an indefinite point, dry thistles on clay. Man creates a city in his mind, offers his exhaustion, the rainwater, electricity which snakes through cables. Later defeats the evidence, graduates from […]


Natural History

2.
contrary to popular belief
—florists included—
tulips are not native to Holland, but to Anatolia instead.


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Neither Madame, nor Mademoiselle

You understand, don't you? This strange feeling that consumes you when you look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person in front of you.


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From A Greater Music

From 에세이스트의 책상; Translated by Deborah Smith