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POETRY

Blank Paper 2

  • onJanuary 5, 2017
  • Vol.34 Winter 2016
  • byShin Dalja
Paper
2011


Cut the gullet
deplume and
gut it
clean it in water, then place on a white plate
there you have a whole raw chicken
Oh no!
For a spell I was looking for something to write with.

 

 

Translated by Cho Young-Shil

Author's Profile

Shin Dalja is a member of the National Academy of Arts, and has served as the chair of the Society of Korean Poets. She has received the Republic of Korea’s Eungwan (Silver Crown) Order of Cultural Merit, the Chong Chi-Yong Literature Prize, the Daesan Literary Award, and the Gong Cho Literature Award. Her poetry collection Paper has been translated into Mongolian and Spanish, and Passionate Love into German.