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Sun Yung Shin

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Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin is the author of Unbearable Splendor (Coffee House Press, 2016). She teaches at Macalester College and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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My first burnt bark child—flung to the windless flames
Second sly child—dressed for weather, swan skinned

Serpents impress diamonds into my salt shoulders
This composed with the Devil’s black forked feet

He wants them back, sunk in hot white ink 
Tentacles; mother-hunger hundred-