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Chogakpo Fantasia

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Chogakpo Fantasia (a speculative Korean American crossword patchwork quilt poem) printed in: and/or Volume 5 (Color) Paperback – November 23, 2015

“Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue in H Minor”

May 28, 2022 in

Free Indirect Suicide: An Unfinished Fugue in H Minor


In this lyric essay/work of creative nonfiction (listed among “Notable Essays & Literary Nonfiction” in Best American Essays 2020), Seo-Young Chu uses poetry, autotheory, and creative nonfiction to explore the generational trauma/postmemory han she inherited from her parents and the importance of destigmatizing mental illness through dialogue