Suji Kwock Kim's poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Asian-American Poetry: The Next Generation, and other journals and anthologies. She divides her time between San Francisco and New York.
"There's love and sadness at the root of these poems. There's also a bridge, a language that mends. Few will read [this book] and not be moved by its clarity of vision." - Yusef Komunyakaa, from his judge's citation; Whatever you meant to love, in meaning to You changed yourself: you are not who you are, Your soul cut moment to moment by a blade Of fresh desire, the ground sown with abandoned skins. And at your inmost circle, what? A core that is Not one. Poor fool, you are divided at the heart, Lost in its maze of chambers, blood, and love, A heart that will one day beat you to death. - from "Monologue for an Onion