About the Author
Kim Hyesoon is a prominent South Korean poet who has received numerous prestigious literary awards. She teaches creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts. Her work translated into English includes the books ALL THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD, UNITE! (Action Books, 2011) and MOMMY MUST BE A FOUNTAIN OF FEATHERS (Action Books, 2008), the chapbook WHEN THE PLUG GETS UNPLUGGED (Tinfish Press, 2005), and poems in the anthology ANXIETY OF WORDS: CONTEMPORARY POETRY BY KOREAN WOMEN (Zephyr Press, 2006).