Hee-Jung Serenity Joo is a professor of American literature in Winnipeg, Canada. She spends a lot of time thinking about racial identities in unexpected places (alien worlds, Korean partition, North Dakota). Her favorite holiday is Mardi Gras, because it combines her obsession with shiny things with her love of free things.
Hee-Jung Serenity Joo
C. Dale Young’s fourth and latest book of poetry gives everything away in its title. The Halo ruminates upon religion and faith, divinity and mysticism, purity and perversion. Yet, as one of his poems states, “things beg for significance.” The obvious is never so obvious. As humans we are compelled to always see more, to always want to see more.