HORIZON
Kim Hyesoon
누가 쪼개놓았나 저 지평선 하늘과 땅이 갈라진 흔적 그 사이로 피물이 번져 나오는 저녁 누가 쪼개놓았나 윗눈꺼풀과 아랫눈꺼풀 사이 바깥의 광활과 안의 광활로 내 몸이 갈라진 …

FIRST
Kim Hyesoon
내가 세상에서 가장 질투하는 것, 당신의 첫, 당신이 세상에서 가장 질투하는 것, 그건 네가 모르지. 당신의 잠든 얼굴 속에세 슬며시 스며 나오는 당신의 첫. 당신의 여기 올 …

IN THE ROUND
Jessica L. Wilkinson


HELICOPTER
Han Lynn
It did’t know where to land until I signed an H with the corpses of my comrades.

DECK CHAIR
Han Lynn
I have to sit still Lest roaches climb up my legs When I was young I didn’t sit still A …

ELEVATOR
Han Lynn
The coffin doesn’t fit In the elevator Let’s keep it vertical The body will Be …

THE BIRD WATCHER
Han Lynn
In this loka, a person is bound to be smitten by an insect, at least once. People usually …

WHEN I PERFUME MYSELF
Han Lynn
When I perfume myself, my twenty feet ambit exudes musk. Wrapped in the fragrance, I walk about in …

SUMMER POEM
Thi Mar Win
Because of a petition in verse The poet is allowed to live. Because of this poem I long to …

MOONLIT NIGHT - 5
Thi Mar Win
Bar this song Bar this light The way the red leaf exudes fragrance, The way the white flower …

MOONLIT NIGHT - 9
Thi Mar Win
The moonlight snatched and ran away with The little jasmine in front of my house; The decapitated …

BIRMINGHAM ROLLER
Liz Berry
Wench, yowm the colour of ower town: concrete, steel, oily rainbow of the cut.   Ower streets …

SOW
Liz Berry
Trottering down the oss road in me new hooves I’m farmyardy sweet, fresh from the filth of …

CHRISTMAS EVE
Liz Berry
Tonight the Black Country is tinselled by sleet falling on the little towns lit up in the …

BIRD
Liz Berry
When I became a bird, Lord, nothing could not stop …

HOMING
Liz Berry
For years you kept your accent in a box beneath the bed, the lock rusted shut by hours of …

WHAT THE MAPMAKER OUGHT TO KNOW
Kei Miller
On this island things fidget. Even history. The landscape does not sit willingly as if behind an …

I. IN WHICH THE CARTOGRAPHER EXPLAINS HIMSELF
Kei Miller
You might say my job is not to lose myself exactly but to imagine what loss might feel like …

XX. IN WHICH THE CARTOGRAPHER TELLS OFF THE RASTAMAN
Kei Miller
The cartographer sucks his teeth and says – every language, even yours, is a partial map of …

BLINDFOLDED BRAHMINS
ko ko thett
a team of brahmins with impaired vision examines the royal white elephant . . . [brahmin the …

MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE
ko ko thett
it isn’t sweet or salty it isn’t sour or bitter it’s somewhere in …

A FEW WAYS TO EAT A CITY RAW
ko ko thett
[when you end up somewhere you don’t want to be] eat it like a durian eat it like someone …

CHAOS CLOCK
ko ko thett
the city’s streets are ideal for both trishaws and sport utility vehicles motorcycles have …

A WALK WITH HISTORY
ko ko thett
how do you write history in a language that has no past tense? i don’t ask for it more …

 
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