Exhibited our work in the e-book section at the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA)!
Optimized for mobile viewing, the best way to read poetry in the multimedia era!
With background music, voice, and pictures, readers will fall into the poems! Be inspired by the world of poetry!
Full of creative ideas, fresh metaphors, and keen insights into the minds of people in cities!
Be ready to be surprised by the way our lives are captured in the poems and photographs!
◆ Live Again! Be a Strong Tree
Poet Rhee Young Kim studied dance in college. She once lived in Oregon in the United States and explored western cultures. In her work, she tries to capture the feeling of suffocation that ordinary people experience from city life. Her poems are combined with pictures taken by photographer Gi-hyun Kim.
The poet’s texts and the photographer’s images reflect the minds of ordinary people, who try to manage their everyday lives in the fast-paced and stressful city environment. The poems and images complement each other.
It is captivating how poems and images work together to reveal the emotional state of “I,” who is on a journey searching for the meaning of happiness in society. Their work demonstrates a prime example of intertextuality between poetry and photography, with the bonus of music and voice.
◆ About the Book
VoaZoa Publishing Inc. selected ten poems from Rhee Young Kim’s first publication, “The Man, Who Exploded in A.D. 1054.” Kim’s early work displays her bright imagination and fresh metaphors. Background music and images will make reading an even more enjoyable experience.
Gi-hyun Kim is a photographer known for her inspirational photographic work. She gladly agreed to work with Rhee Young Kim. The poet’s poems and the photographer’s pictures come together so flawlessly. Pictures add visual elements, accentuating poetic expressions that are full of unique imagination and metaphors.
This book is a result of the bisociation that the fields of poetry and photography have created together with patience, passion, and imagination.
The book includes 10 poems, including the poet’s debut work “Noodles,” “Dance that Doesn’t Lean on Clouds” (from a 2011 compilation), and “A Women in the Sand” (a poem inspired by Abe Kobo’s novel). Her script of “A Woman in the Sand” was used for a performance and exhibited at the Korea National Archives of the Arts in June, 2012.
The book also includes excerpts from “A Cat at the Eiffel Tower” (inspired by Erik Satie’s autobiographic fiction) and “Blow Up.” Her script of “Blow Up” was made into a play that was invited to the 2013 Hong Kong International Theater. In addition, excerpts from “58, Born in the Year of the Dog,” which displays refined styles of writing, was used for a short film.
Poet Rhee Young Kim’s explorations of poetry are truly amazing, showing how poetic language can be used in various genres.