I'm OK, I'm Pig!

I m OK I m Pig Kim Hyesoon is one of South Korea s most important contemporary poets She began publishing in and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong Literature and

  • Title: I'm OK, I'm Pig!
  • Author: Kim Hyesoon Don Mee Choi
  • ISBN: 9781780371023
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kim Hyesoon is one of South Korea s most important contemporary poets She began publishing in 1979 and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong Literature and Intellect , one of two key journals which championed the intellectual and literary movement against the US backed military dictatorships of Park Chung Hee and Chun Doo HwanKim Hyesoon is one of South Korea s most important contemporary poets She began publishing in 1979 and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong Literature and Intellect , one of two key journals which championed the intellectual and literary movement against the US backed military dictatorships of Park Chung Hee and Chun Doo Hwan in the 1970s and 80s.Don Mee Choi writes Kim s poetry goes beyond the expectations of established aesthetics and traditional female poetry yoryusi , which is characterised by its passive, refined language In her experimental work she explores women s multiple and simultaneous existence as grand mothers, mothers, and daughters in the context of Korea s highly patriarchal society, a nation that is still under neo colonial rule by the US Kim s poetics are rooted in her attempt to resist conventional literary forms and language long defined by men in Korea According to Kim, women poets oppose and resist their conditions, using unconventional forms of language because their resistance has led them to a language that is unreal, surreal, and even fantastical The language of women s poetry is internal, yet defiant and revolutionary.

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    1. Kim Hyesoon Don Mee Choi

      Born in Ulijin, South Korea, Kim Hyesoon 1955 received her PhD in Korean Literature from Konkuk University, and began as a poet in 1979 with the publication of Poet Smoking a Cigarette She began to receive critical acclaim in the late 1990s and she attributes this to the strong wave of interest in poetry by woman poets currently she is one of South Korea s most important contemporary poets, and she now lives and teaches in Seoul Her poetry aims to strive for a freedom from form, by experimenting with language focusing on the sensual often female body, in direct opposition to male dominated lyrical poetry They are direct, deliberately grotesque, theatrical, unsettling, excessive, visceral and somatic This is feminist surrealism loaded with shifting, playful linguistics that both defile and defy traditional roles for women Having published than ten poetry collections, a number of these have been translated into English recently When the Plug Gets Unplugged 2005 Mommy Must be a Fountain of Feathers 2008 All the Garbage of the World, Unite 2011 Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream 2014 and I m O.K I m Pig 2014 Tinfish has also published a small chapbook of three essays entitled Princess Abandoned 2012 Throughout her career she has gained nearly all of South Korea s most prestigious literary awards, named after the country s greatest poets, such as Kim Su y ng Literature Award 1997 , the Sowol Poetry Literature Award 2000 and the Midang Literature Award 2006 She was also the first female to win the Daesan Literary Award in 2008.

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