Maija Rhee Devine
Long Walks on Short Days by Maija Rhee Devine

Long Walks on Short Days

A poetry chapbook

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Maija Rhee Devine’s poems flow from first-hand experience of growing up in Seoul during the Korean War and its aftermath, living in Nanjing, China, and in the United States, and traveling to various countries.

Praises for "Long Walks on Short Days"

  • “Maija Rhee Devine’s poems contrast Asia against the US: China and Korea vs. Missouri and Wal-Mart. Her exquisite imagery—the “Teak-leaf-lacy-night ... beard grizzled” of a Chinese beggar, next to the “Pink-slipped auto workers” in Illinois, “Biceps flexing roses, swords, naked women”—amplifies national and cultural oppositions. She counterpoises poetic forms, posing tight haiku alongside rangy villanelles. Devine’s Long Walks on Short Days is indeed an auspicious poetic debut.”

    -- Vince Gotera Editor: North American Review
  • “Maija Devine’s January 2013 reading at the Writers Place, in Kansas City, MO, was one of the best I have been privileged to attend. Offering both poetry and novel selections, she was concise and utterly compelling . . . and her commentary, humorous and enlightening. Her great theme, Korean culture and history, makes for a worthy presentation, and she serves it well.”

    -- Catherine Browder Author: Secret Livess: stories


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