Some Are Always Hungry

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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
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Pages
90
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.21 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781496222183
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About the Author

Jihyun Yun is a Korean American poet from California who now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A Fulbright research grant recipient, she has received degrees from the University of California-Davis and New York University. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Adroit Journal, and other publications.

Reviews

"In this excellent debut, Yun lingers over descriptions in precise and evocative language. . . . This is a lush and moving collection."--Publishers Weekly
"Yun's poems are unflinching in subject matter and elegant in expression. This contrast of painful moments, beautifully rendered, makes for compelling reading."--Sylvia Santiago, Kenyon Review-- (7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Some Are Always Hungry is a powerfully wrought book of poems. Yun's meticulous crafting and incisive lyricism is a testament to her mastery of a poetic imagination. She ultimately conveys a singular existence that is precious and beautiful because of loved ones--those who'd rather perish than see us go hungry."--Stacey Park, Portland Review
"Image by clear-eyed image, sound by tightly wrought sound, the poems in Some Are Always Hungry are a thundering revelation. At once a reckoning with immigration and historical trauma and rooted in the sensorial world, these poems are timeless and ongoing. Here is both the fever and the scar it leaves, the female body and the lineage of power, hunger, and desire, what cannot be forgotten and what keeps us alive despite it all; here is a poet staking her undeniable claim on the world."--Ada LimΓ³n, author of The Carrying-- (2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"In this visceral yet compassionate inquiry into what makes us alive, Yun shows us how hope can be fashioned out of the desire to speak on and through atrocities. This book is one of those rare collections that stuns me back to my own life, somehow renewed, somehow better, kinder, and less alone."--Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds-- (2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Jihyun Yun's captivating poems hold a wise and magnetic energy at the center of each page, one rarely seen in a first book. This is a poet of grace and elemental blood-wisdom who will pull you to unexpected terrains where food is a vehicle not just to explore lineage and ancestors but to navigate the winding roads of the present and the future. . . . Some Are Always Hungry is a most magnificent and memorable debut from a deeply talented poet I'm certain we'll be turning to again and again."--Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Oceanic-- (2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM)