Kelsey St. Press is pleased to reissue Myung Mi Kim's first book of poetry, Under Flag, initially published in 1991. Kim's efforts to learn English, a struggle documented here, resembles the experience of innumerable other U.S. citizens in a century that has been shaped by wars and vast human migrations. These poems speak of a need for what Kim has called "a method of generosity," -- in poetry and all areas of public life. Under Flag has been taught in writing classes and cultural studies programs throughout the country.
Winner of the Multicultural Publishers' Exchange Award of Merit, 1992.