Glory Hole (The Pride List) (Paperback)

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By Kim Hyun, Suhyun J. Ahn (Translated by), Archana Madhavan (Translated by)
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A ground-breaking new collection of queer poetry from a leading contemporary Korean poet.
Kim Hyun’s Glory Hole is the first Korean queer poetry collection. Featuring gay teens, elders, cats, caterpillars, robots, and other unexpected characters, Kim’s fifty-one eccentric poems trace themes of love, sexual desire, abandonment, destitution, and death. In recounting the splendid yet tragic journeys of his speakers, Kim defies meaningful sense-making. His poems are a mishmash of dystopian sci-fi and pornography, storytelling and poetry, fictive references, and real figures. They are not embellished with elegant imagery; in fact, they are antithetical to it, opting instead for incoherent tense, unidiomatic expressions, and never-ending puns. After all, like LGBTQ+ people in many cultures, Korean queers live in this site of violence. Bewilderment, deliberately, is Kim Hyun’s form. Glory Hole invites readers into a very queer world.

About the Author

South Korean author Kim Hyun has published four volumes of poems and six essay collections, and he has co-authored several queer novels and anthologies.

Suhyun J. Ahn is a PhD candidate studying East Asian philosophy and politics.

By day, Archana Madhavan is a technical writer helping people to make data-driven decisions. By night, she is a fitful writer and a budding translator of Korean literature and comics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780857429872
ISBN-10: 0857429876
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication Date: June 10th, 2022
Pages: 264
Series: The Pride List