Poetic opportunities include elements which are not clearly interpreted as sociological process. Although the criticism that delving into self-identity as woman rather strengthens their gender categories is appropriate at some aspect, aesthetic investigation to certain categories often breaks through them.
The exaggerated images from Kim’s poems have been understood as away of driving sexuality to the extreme. The speaker of Kim’s poems exposes vanity of a world that is not sensibly materialized, by objectifying its own body. Nevertheless, her poetry does not lose clarity of confrontation because it transforms the object against it into material properties, or the concreteness of objects, which is a strategy of the struggle but also a process of separating itself from the world.
Na’s poems have been understood as a signifier of revealing the earth’s imagination and transcendence based on motherhood, but the relationships in the poems should be regarded as revelation of the sense of fundamental solidarity that resists violence rather than revelation of the inclusion relation. If the “root,” which also appears in the title of her first collection of poems, has an osmotic personality, its mix exchanges concentrations of each other, not only you and I, but also life and death. It is breaking down the definition of existence in that it exists only through the process of endlessly exchanging each other.