Born in Seoul, Korea, Myung Mi Kim travels to the root of language, connecting speech and culture in a rich web of immaculate phrases. Kim strips words to the bone, using fragments and white space to enhance her themes of dislocation and first language loss. She is the author of numerous books and chapbooks, including Under Flag, winner of the 1991 Multicultural Publishers Book Award, and Commons (University of California Press). She is currently a professor of English at the University at Buffalo.
Under Flag - Kelsey St. Press, 1991
The Bounty - Chax Press, 1996,
Dura- Sun & Moon Press, 1999; Reissued by Nightboat Books, 2008
Spelt (with Susan Gevirtz) - a+bend press, 2000
Commons - Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002
River Antes - Buffalo: Atticus/Finch, 2006
Penury - Omnidawn Publishing, 2009