Glory Hole

Translated by Shuhyun J. Ahn and Archana Madhavan
₹599.00 $24.50 £17.99

Forthcoming in May 2022

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.

Release Date: Expected release date is 15 May 2022
ISBN: 9780857429872
Pages: 192
Publication Year: May 2022
Format: Paperback
Size: 6.25" x 9"
Rights: UCP
Series: The Pride List
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