Seth Seong – Week 13 Chapbook Chart 2020

City, Ruby is a chapbook with an existential look inside the modern city persona – a life affected by ever-accelerating technology and the inhumane perception against the poor and working. But under it all, there are moments of pure human connection when two souls find escape within each other. This collection is inspired by the character of Seattle, the Emerald City, and the constant yet futile desire to escape from it. It is a searching question into the hidden world of suits and gowns, of galas and the view from the skyline.

This is first collection from rising Seattle author Seth Seong, written directly from the heart, without pretence. He utilises both the Korean Sijo form, and unstructured prose.

1 – City, Ruby: Poetry – Seth Seong (Independently published)

2 – Sherlock Holmes: A Flash In The Pan – William Meikle (Independently published, 2020)

3 – The death of Harold Ladoo – Dennis Lee  (Kanchenjunga Press, 1976)

4 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

5 – Nowhere to Arrive – Jenny Xie (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

6 – Forget Me Not – Helen C. Mak, Yasmin Momeni (Independently published, 2020)

7 – The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named: Poems – Nicole Sealey (Northwestern University Press, 2016)

8 – a foreigner’s conception – Caroline Furr, Sean Hanrahan, Josh Martin, Andrés Cruciani  (Toho Publishing, 2020)

9 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

10 – Music Like Dirt – Frank Bidart  (Sarabande Books, 2002)

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