Poems from Yi Sang’s
Memorandum on the Line

translated by Sawako Nakayasu

Yi Sang (1910–1937), born Kim Haekyŏng, lived his entire life during the Japanese occupation of Korea. He wrote and published in both Korean and Japanese, and is one of Korea’s most important Modernist writers. YI SANG: SELECTED WORKS is forthcoming from Wave Books in Fall, 2020.

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. Her books include Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (forthcoming, Wave Books), Pink Waves (forthcoming, Omnidawn), and The Ants (Les Figues Press).