By Myung Mi Kim
Kim's clean areas are loaded silences: openings wherein readers input the textual content and locate their method. those silences show gaps in reminiscence and articulate reports that may not translate into language in any respect. Her phrases retrieve the earlier in a lot a similar means the human brain does: a picture sparks one other snapshot, a odor, the sound of bombs, or dialog. those silences and pauses provide the poems their structure.
Commons's fragmented lyric pushes the reader to question the development of the poem. id surfaces, sinks again, then rises back. in this moving floor, Kim creates that means via juxtaposed fragments. Her verse, with its stops and starts off, its austere but wealthy photos, deals splinters of testimony and objection. It negotiates a regularly altering global, scavenging via scraps of expertise, areas round phrases, and remnants of emotion for a language that enfolds the enormity of what we won't express.
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