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Ordinary Misfortunes - by Emily Jungmin Yoon (Paperback)

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Poetry. Korea continues to grapple with the shared memory of its Japanese and US occupations. The poems in ORDINARY MISFORTUNES incorporate actual testimony about cruelty against vulnerable bodies—including the wianbu, euphemistically known as "comfort women"—as the poet seeks to find places where brutality is overcome through true human connections. Emily Jungmin Yoon asks, Why do we write poems amid such violence? What can I, and what can poetry, do? Her response to those tough questions is a sequence of reverberating poems that blend documentary precision with impassioned witness, bringing to bear both scholarship and artistry.
Number of Pages: 27
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Emily Jungmin Yoon
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2017
TCIN: 53004507
UPC: 9781946482068
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-9938
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