Thoughts on Setting in SNOW FOAL and Beyond, a guest post by Susanna Bailey

When I began writing Snow Foilmy debut novel, I knew that setting would be important. Remote Exmoor, where the main part of the story takes place, is a writer’s dream: vast colour-changing moorland, forests that are home to ancient species like the snow foal and his family—first known to have lived on the Moors in … Read more

“We Came Walking Out of Our Thoughts to Be Loved”: On “Cold Candies,” by Lee Young-ju, translated by Jae Kim

JULY 25, 2022 “THOUGH HE LACKS a hand and I have no head,” says the speaker of “In the Summer,” a poem by the South Korean poet Lee Young-ju, “the bed fills up when the two of us lie down.” This striking image, with its odd (and oddly satisfying) juxtaposition of sweetness and horror, turns … Read more