Borderlands (by Suji Kwock Kim)

Original Text: 
Suji Kwock Kim, Notes from the Divided Country (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2004 International Shortlist).
1Crush my eyes, bitter grapes:
2wring out the wine of seeing.
3We tried to escape across the frozen Yalu, to Ch'ientao or Harbin.
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011