Jae Kim is a writer from South Korea and a translator of Korean poetry. His translations can be found in Poets.org, Poetry ReviewAzaleaAsymptote, and Words Without Borders. He holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Junior Writer-in-Residence and is currently in the international writers’ program.

Lee Young-ju is the author of the poetry collections Cold Candies (Moonji Publishing, 2014), Sister (Minumsa, 2010), and The Hundred-and-Eighth Man (Munhakdongne, 2005). She is the recipient of the Seoul Arts and Culture Foundation’s Creativity Award and the Arts Council of Korea’s Literature and Writing Fellowship. She teaches at Myongji and Kyung Hee University and lives in Seoul, South Korea.

The photograph is from Swedish artist Leif Holmstrand’s series “Asami Kannon / Whore” (2017, performed at Uppsala Art Museum). Photo: Grzegorz Fitał.

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