New Poetry Collection Showcases Young Jun Kim’s Enigmatic Style

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Author’s distinct cadence and unique word choice come to life in ‘A Stranger’s Broken Language’.

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Nobody can avoid this ontological identity.

Young Jun Kim uses poetry to convey the experiences of a stranger living in a strange land in his new collection, “A Stranger’s Broken Language: Poems for Timeless Seeker” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“Stranger, this is a universal term,” Kim, a native of Korea, writes. “Nobody can avoid this ontological identity.” He believes that his experience as an immigrant to America gave him a particular understanding of what being a stranger feels like, and the 50-plus poems in “A Stranger’s Broken Language” illuminate the author’s emotional experiences.

This collection of evocative, enigmatic poems detail Kim’s struggles with fitting in and learning American language and customs. He also writes about universal subject matter including death, the search for identity, love and loss.

“Between a Good Man and a Bad Man”:

“There is a gap between a good man and bad man.
It is alike between one sheet.
If we have the divine eye sight,
We would understand; we are almost same,
Due to sin.
Isn’t it universal truth?”

“This book is an expression of lost mind as a stranger, spiritual thirst and eschatological hope,” Kim says.

A Stranger’s Broken Language: Poems for Timeless Seeker
Young Jun Kim
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 68 pages | ISBN 9 781466947085 |
E-Book | 68 pages | ISBN 9 781466947092 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Young Jun Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1958 and immigrated to South Carolina to study at Erskine Theological Seminary, earning his master’s degree and a doctorate in ministry. Kim teaches at Georgia Christian University, ministers as a senior pastor at Atlanta Saints Presbyterian Church, is a columnist for Korean South East News and Atlanta Daily News and serves as a hospital chaplain. He is also the author of “An Essayistic Spiritual Journal of a Naïve Stranger,” “Overlook with Church” and “Dance with Broken Language.”

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