The frustrations and aspirations of the most famous outlaw from Korean pre-modern literature echo a story of modern Korea.
‘All the bitter things, one by one, in a rush, / She wants to swallow. Clothed in blueblack scales in a forest of iodine-colored seaweeds, / She wants to be chased by a shark.’
I should have pinned you / to that wall, but you have walked already / out of that drawn-on door.
An interview with writer and former editor-in-chief of Missbehave magazine Mary H.K. Choi
“I logged onto the Internet and searched for others like me. I never found them, but I invited them over to my hotel room anyway.”