Commons (New California Poetry)
Myung Mi Kim
Kim's clean areas are loaded silences: openings in which readers input the textual content and locate their means. those silences exhibit gaps in reminiscence and articulate stories that won't translate into language in any respect. Her phrases retrieve the prior in a lot an identical method the human brain does: a picture sparks one other photo, a odor, the sound of bombs, or dialog. those silences and pauses supply the poems their structure.
Commons's fragmented lyric pushes the reader to query the development of the poem. id surfaces, sinks again, then rises back. in this transferring floor, Kim creates which means via juxtaposed fragments. Her verse, with its stops and begins, its austere but wealthy photographs, deals splinters of testimony and objection. It negotiates a continually altering international, 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.
phrases stringent for loss of nutrients Root insect berry move a dirt inscription position the place Weeks of slaughter and remonstrance Fed the kids and animals first with no interruption the access log of days Snow should be falling VOCALISE “the lady I had anatomized some time past yr, or A.D. 1315, within the month of March had a uterus “twice as huge as one whom I anatomized within the month of January within the similar year…And simply because “the uterus of a pig which I anatomized in advert. 1306 used to be 100 occasions.
4 hours, yet close to 3 o’clock, a fly might be visible rubbing its legs over the now weeping eye. 401 Alteration in situation or fortune The armory is approachable from the relative east and southeast A listing of waste From the perform of accommodating hence rang to the washstand, the birthing chair, and the crematory To be additional to the shop of the human movement: that which refuses to be annihilated 402 Lifts up his burning A stranger now a stranger in my fresh head Strokes of.
Melon . Harbinger would . Skin peeled again and thorax open . Speculative germ . Apparition grass . WORKS combination positioned onto the particular As in instrument, scraper, shaper Operative f fl A bereft aba . apa A small quantity extended again and again on its own A roof rises and absorbs Detritus of relocating waters hand . motion A chime has been hung (implied motion (attenuated to damaged motion Bloom already in mark in order that it have been a bloom Steeped in increments.
Aperture: conduit: entering articulation, into the Imaginary — the lyric because it embodies the processural The poem might be stated to live in disrupted, dilated, circulatory areas, and it's the capacity through which one notates this provisional place that conjures up and demonstrates organization — the ear during which the prosody during which to calibrate the liberative strength of writing, storehouse of the human To probe the phrases lower than which we denote, perform, and converse of cultural and human practices —.
Aperture: conduit: getting into articulation, into the Imaginary — the lyric because it embodies the processural The poem could be acknowledged to dwell in disrupted, dilated, circulatory areas, and it's the potential during which one notates this provisional place that conjures up and demonstrates supplier — the ear wherein the prosody during which to calibrate the liberative power of writing, storehouse of the human To probe the phrases below which we denote, perform, and communicate of cultural and human practices —.