Interview with Sun Yung Shin for This Spectral Evidence

I’ve been walking through something.

It has been brightly lit. I see and see fully.

With all this brightness descending into me, I haven’t had much ability to focus on other things.

I wanted to highlight, though, that an interview correspondence between me and sister poet Sun Yung Shin is up. THIS SPECTRAL EVIDENCE is an online journal that is slowly, carefully curating together conversations around poetry and its possibilities.

I am quite frank and forthcoming in this interview. We began our dialog just as I began moving through some big swells in my life. They’ve brought me into a new openness. Hopefully a generous one.

Korean Pizza

A friend of mine passed this along to me a while back, and it made me laugh until I cried. It’s by Gumshoe Pictures, based in Brooklyn. I LOVE the way it makes fun of some Korean nationalist tendencies, which I can see in my own family… I remember telling my father once that the bright colors of traditional Korean clothing were a practice brought down from Manchurian ancestors…my father’s response? “What do you mean it came down!? It went up!!!” indicating the peninsula’s supremacy as cultural influencer of the region. Sigh.