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One’s Closed Door

한 사람의 닫힌 문 (박소란 시집)

  • Author

    Soran Park
  • Publisher

    Changbi Publishers, Inc.
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About the book

- One’s Closed Door is Soran Park’s second collection of poetry published in 2019, 4 years after her first book, Words Close to the Heart. Soran Park, loved by over 300,000 readers on the poetry application Siyoil, observes every moment of life with a more refined sensibility. Table of Contents - Byeokje Flower Garden Neck Looking for a Dog Fallen Chair Plastic Bag Midnight Diner Seaweed Rope Drinking Water Eyes Doorknob Can Light Owner Black Stairs Roadkill I Opened the Wardrobe After Sleep Lettuce Socks Haunted House Heart Baby Native Copper Scallion Mother’s Brother Bachelor Apartment Sentiments Tell Me There Was Fire Habit Medicine Heating Pad Requiem Mass Pitiful Season Chirp Chirp Someone Keeps Show House Wall Hospital To Like Deeply Tomorrow The Stranger My Giant Puddle Lost Like a Loving Person Mom and Moving Truck and I Riverside Scene Thank You Hand This Hard Wig Broken Evening One Person Merry Christmas The Flu Dot Present About a Snake Pet Cup Lips Don’t Cry If the Alley Were a Lover Abrupt Clock Disorder Drama You Come Old Table

About the author

- Soran Park is a Korean poet. She made her debut with Moonhak Soochup in 2009. She won the Sin Dong-yup Prize for Literature in 2015 for her first poetry collection, Words Close to the Heart (심장에 가까운 말). In the following year, she was awarded the Tomorrow’s Korean Writer Award by the Writers Association of Korea in the following year. Not only was her first poetry collection widely loved, but she also gained popularity on the poetry application Siyoil. One Person’s Closed Door (한 사람의 닫힌 문) is her second poetry collection.

Media Response/Awards Received

- In her second poetry collection One’s Closed Door, published in 2019, Soran Park writes about sadness—about the sadness around herself, the sadness around us. A common motif in her works is a “door”. She uses the door to open a “presentable life” (Doorknob), to connect to the world of the dead (Mother’s Brother), and to leave (The Stranger). Inviting the readers to come knock on this “door”, the poet demonstrates the dark side of the daily urban life through her sensitive language. The readers are sure to be moved by the substantial tremor that she creates, banging on the closed door. They will be reminded that there is always “someone” standing on the other side of the door.