On the Line: Conversations About Poetry
by Kim Hyesoon
In Episode 2, Kate Sutherland discusses Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon (translated by Don Mee Choi) with Rose Cullis, Jennifer LoveGrove, and Hoa Nguyen.
In the course of the conversation, a few references are made to sources outside the book, including an interview with translator Don Mee Choi, a symposium on reading Kim Hyesoon in translation, and an interview with Kim Hyesoon.
“Morning Greetings,” “Lips Stuck to a Landmine,” and “Marilyn Monroe” read with permission from Action Books.
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by Kim Hyesoon
Translated by Don Mee Choi
Action Books, 2014
Description from the publisher:
Finalist for the 2015 PEN Poetry in Translation
“Her poems are not ironic. 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” —Pam Brown
Episode 2 Guests
Rose Cullis is a playwright, fiction-writer and educator who is currently working on an MFA at the University of Guelph. A film based on her short stories about growing up in Scarborough, and produced and directed by Chandra Siddan, The Year I did Acid will premiere in Dusseldorf, Germany in October at the Open Art Short Film Festival.
Jennifer LoveGrove is the author of the Giller Prize longlisted novel Watch How We Walk, as well as two poetry collections: I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel and The Dagger Between Her Teeth. Her poetry was shortlisted for the 2015 Lit POP Awards, and she has recent work in The Humber Literary Review, Taddle Creek and forthcoming in Rusty Toque. Her new collection of poetry Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes will be published with BookThug in 2017. She divides her time between downtown Toronto and rural Ontario.
Hoa Nguyen is the author of As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots (all from Wave Books). She teaches poetics at Ryerson University’s Chang School, in Miami University’s MFA program, at the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop. Hoa can be found on the web at http://www.hoa-nguyen.com.
Kate Sutherland, On the Line, Host and Producer
Kate Sutherland is the author of two collections of short stories: Summer Reading (winner of a Saskatchewan Book Award for Best First Book) and All In Together Girls. Her first book of poems, How to Draw a Rhinoceros, is forthcoming from BookThug in Fall 2016. She lives in Toronto.
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