Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Location: Room 228, Building 200
As a Korean adoptee (KAD), Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut grew up in New
England, a circumstance that inevitably prompted an early fascination
with the diaspora that followed the Korean civil war. She observes that,
accordingly, “many of my poems repeat and return to the themes of
inarticulable loss, separation, and reimagination of the family and
kinship.” As the title of this debut collection suggests, Schildkraut
locates these themes in a formal expression oriented between refrain as
song and refrain as restraint–”a nuanced method of expressing the
equivocal and uncertain” that produces a tense flexibility in the look
and feel of her poems. Schildkraut’s provocative and intensely lyrical
poems seek to both unsettle and complicate presumptions about what binds
people together in times of longing and loss. They do not draw solely
on personal experience, but also tell the larger tale of the Korean
diaspora–particularly the experiences of its women–in stories of war
brides, defectors, birth mothers and other adoptees.
A copy of Magnetic Refrain is on reserve in the library under LIBRARY Ishibashi. The loan period is two days.
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