The Border

The Border is a very important and crucial poem for me, since it addresses the conditions of love, and how one needs to accept their own vulnerability to relate to others. I think I also wanted to speak of a very contemporary fantasy to eliminate others from our lives, through the virtual, digital new world. It seems to me that such dream also hurts our possibility of not knowing what it means the presence of another person: which for me is exactly what love is about.


Desirée Jung

Desirée Jung is a poet from Vancouver, Canada. She has published translations, poetry, and fiction in several magazines around the world. She has also participated in several artist residencies. Her education includes a film degree from Vancouver Film School, a BFA in Creative Writing, an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Comparative Literature, all from the University of British Columbia. Writing, for her, is a hopeless attempt to capture light, in a constant desire for sunshine. Her most recent work, a series of video poems about memory, landscape and what is not all out there, can be seen in @readmydesire or in her website: