Scale and Stairs

Scale and Stairs

Korean Voices

by Heeduck Ra

Translated by Christopher Merrill and Won-Chun Kim

Published by: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

128 Pages, 6.10 x 9.10 x 0.40 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781893996243
  • Published: February 2009


The poems of Heeduck Ra are charged with a friction between image and idea, sound and sense. She glimpses an arc, which may light a path from the visible world to the invisible. Her work occupies the ever-shifting border region between what we know and what we do not know, a zone in which to apprehend the world anew.

Heeduk Ra has published five books of poetry and two of prose, for which she has received many honors. She teaches creative writing at Chosun University and is regarded as one of the best poets in Korea.