A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems

A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent In her arresting collection, urgently relevant for our times, poet Emily Jungmin Yoon confronts the histories of sexual violence against women, focusing in particular onKoreanso-called ?comfort women,? women who were forced into sexual labor in Japanese-occupied territo A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent In h...

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Title:A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems
Author:Emily Jungmin Yoon
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0062843699
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems Reviews

  • Matt
    Aug 28, 2018
    You think you know how cruel humans can be... and then you hear stories that are bravely, unflinchingly, uncompromisingly told like this ...
  • Jenna
    Oct 22, 2018
    I've long known Yoon's work via the poetry salons of New York City as well as via her role as poetry editor for the Asian American Writers Workshop's literary magazine The Margins, so I was eager to finally read this. I've read countless debut poetry collections over the past decade...
  • Crystal
    Sep 29, 2018
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    Oct 16, 2018
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  • Kathleen
    Jun 04, 2018
    Our Q&A for the Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/arti... The poet Emily Jungmin Yoon believes that art reminds us that ?dissent can manifest itself in beautiful and complex forms.? Born in Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, Yoon recently publis...
  • Andrea Blythe
    Dec 11, 2018
    My first podcast interview at New Books in Poetry is live! I had a lovely conversation withEmily Jungmin Yoonregarding herfirst full-length collection,A Cruelty Special to Our Species(Ecco Books, 2018), whichexamines forms of violence against women. At its core these ...
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    Sep 15, 2018
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    Dec 12, 2018
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    Sep 24, 2018
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  • Katya Kazbek
    Oct 12, 2018
    I?ve been dying to read about the tragic history of ?comfort women? since I, an immigrant to the US, and not that well-versed on East Asian history, first heard about them on the radio. And this poetry book with an absolutely incomparable name became the unlikely but satisfying r...
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    Dec 06, 2018
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  • Jeffrey Parker
    Sep 29, 2018
    A compelling and powerful collection that centers around the personal history Comfort Women and the continuing impact over generations. But the story is not that simple. These poems show echoes of that impact in the way a young women navigates through the world. These poems show how ch...
  • Mya
    Oct 27, 2018
    An arresting collection that draws attention to individual experiences of Korean women from a not-long-gone past, whose history has been forgotten by contemporary desire to forget humanity?s most inhumane actions. What emerges is a searing and mystifyingly lyrical investigation of Ja...
  • Emily
    Sep 02, 2018
    It's been years since I was consistently reading poetry, but I am trying to get back into it. I was a little bit hesitant about accepting A Cruelty Special to Our Species for review, but I am so glad that I did. Emily Jungmin Yoon's collection is heartbreaking and thought-provoking. Sh...
  • Isabel
    Oct 09, 2018
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  • Hilary
    Nov 03, 2018
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  • Samantha
    Sep 20, 2018
    An arresting and moving collection about Korean "comfort women" during WWII that is so well-thought-out and put together, in terms of taking hold of a narrative that hasn't been widely shared (and the importance of that, given the surviving comfort women are in their 90s). And beautifu...
  • Esther
    Dec 12, 2018
    This was good, but I'm not going to tell every poetry lover in my life to run out and buy it. I love poetry that fuses the personal and the historical, but this focused so much on the historical that it was easy to lose Yoon's voice and experience. "Bell Theory," which is entirely abou...
  • Madeleine Hernandez-g
    Dec 03, 2018
    I feel ignorant. I didn't even know about the "comfort women". I don't have words to describe the horror these women went through on a daily basis. I didn't understand some of the poems, but the ones I did stuck with me. It shows one of the ways in which humanity is more than disgustin...
  • Alana Celii
    Jul 01, 2018
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  • Libby Collins
    Dec 08, 2018
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  • sara
    Nov 16, 2018
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  • Stephen Page
    Oct 14, 2018
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  • David Heisinger-Nixon
    Nov 11, 2018
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  • Nhi
    Oct 27, 2018
    there were several times i wanted to just...close this book, put it out of my mind, forget i ever read it, because it was just too much. the sorrow, the unresolved grief. speaking of grief here are some lines from one of my favorites: Colonial-era Japanese historians were sure the ...
  • Honore Ford
    Nov 04, 2018
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  • Lauren
    Dec 06, 2018
    A hauntingly beautiful and layered collection of poetry about a piece of Korean history that is largely forgotten to the world, but painfully real and present to those it continues to impact. The poems are dense, but economical in their length so that you won't lose their meaning as yo...
  • Kristine
    Sep 19, 2018
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  • GHP
    Nov 08, 2018
    Pure. Fire. Read it. ...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding witch)
    Oct 26, 2018
    Rating:??? I?m disappointed. The beginning is good because I wasn?t used to the format or the theme but all the poems say the same thing: Korean women have been through hell. The poems are shocking and horrible but well written although sometimes I got lost in one but ...