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eBook Commons (New California Poetry) ePub

by Myung Mi Kim

  • ISBN: 0520231449
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Myung Mi Kim
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (March 4, 2002)
  • Pages: 122
  • ePub book: 1938 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1215 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 943

Description

Forecast: Kim (Under Flag) has taught for years at San Francisco State University and has been part of the loose-knit Bay Area avant-garde community, which includes Lyn Hejinian, Kevin Killian and Nathaniel Mackey.

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history.

Myung Mi Kim (born December 6, 1957) is a Korean- American poet and academic, noted for her postmodern writings. Kim and her family emigrated to the United States when she was 9 years old. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, and lectured for some years on creative writing at San Francisco State University. She is a Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature. Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history.

Interview and recital with Kim in 2000. UC Berkeley Lunch Poems Webcast. Ed PARK's "Sound Bitten: Commons by Myung Mi Kim" from the Village Voice Literary Supplement, New York, May 2002, at:.

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history.

Myung Mi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of nine and was raised in the Midwest. She earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her collection of poems Under Flag (1991) won the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Merit; subsequent collections include The Bounty (1996), DURA (1999), Commons (2002), River Antes (2006), and Penury (2009).

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New California Poetry. Black & White Illustrations. item 1 Commons by Kim, Myung Mi (Paperback book, 2002) -Commons by Kim, Myung Mi (Paperback book, 2002). New California Poetry.

Commons (New California Poetry). Book Description: Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history. Kim's blank spaces are loaded silences: openings through which readers enter the text and find their way.

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs on the most sensitive of scales the minute grains of daily life in both peace and war, registering as very few works of literature have done our common burden of being subject to history. Abstracting colonization, war, immigration, disease, and first-language loss until only sparse phrases remain, Kim takes on the anguish and displacement of those whose lives are embedded in history.Kim's blank spaces are loaded silences: openings through which readers enter the text and find their way. These silences reveal gaps in memory and articulate experiences that will not translate into language at all. Her words retrieve the past in much the same way the human mind does: an image sparks another image, a scent, the sound of bombs, or conversation. These silences and pauses give the poems their structure.Commons's fragmented lyric pushes the reader to question the construction of the poem. Identity surfaces, sinks back, then rises again. On this shifting ground, Kim creates meaning through juxtaposed fragments. Her verse, with its stops and starts, its austere yet rich images, offers splinters of testimony and objection. It negotiates a constantly changing world, scavenging through scraps of experience, spaces around words, and remnants of emotion for a language that enfolds the enormity of what we cannot express.

Comments

BlackBerry BlackBerry
It's an ok book if you aren't a poet and don't mind everything being so depressing and repetitive
Whitebinder Whitebinder
I hardly know what to say about the book because I can't stop reading it--every time I finish I just right over again.
The individual's voice rises to the surface of Kim's ocean of language, then sinks back into the musical rapture. The other reviewer likened this to a painting--it is like a painting of sound to me, a symphony of voice, and music, the background drones of culture, nation, and war, but always the individual spirit sounds out of it in musical intensity.
What a brilliant, amazing book--not really a book, really an EXPERIENCE. Not just "phenomenal" but actually a "phenomenon."
Brazil Brazil
Wonderfully complex-ed and deeply textured. Ms. Kim is a Beast with a pen.
Celak Celak
This book is one of greatest books of poetry I've ever read. It's as much a painting of words as it is a written work. Kim uses negative space with such skill even silence screams.