Poem-a-Day - "time travel" by Mihee Kim

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July 19, 2022 

time travel

Mihee Kim

Copyright © 2022 by Mihee Kim. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on July 19, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.

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“This poem began and ended in a block, fitting the story into a serious, but no-nonsense, shape. The subject’s woes melt off him as he climbs, while the movement is downward for the reader. We go in and deep in order to make sense of pain, searching for rebirth. We seek out words that traverse time, beyond mortal boundaries. If the only answer to suffering is to begin again, let a simple man coin a new word. Let a simple poem try again: to be a story, a tower to climb. In the generative possibility of new experience, forgiveness feels closer.”
Mihee Kim

Mihee Kim is a poet and artist based in Oakland, California, on Chochenyo Ohlone land. The recipient of the Leslie Scalapino Award from California College of the Arts, she is the managing director of Kearny Street Workshop. 
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