REALITY STREET : Jim Goar


Born in San Francisco, Jim Goar has lived in Tucson, Arizona; Changsha, China; Boulder, Colorado; Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Norwich, UK; and in Brevard, North Carolina. Reality Street is pleased to publish his first perfect-bound book, a poem sequence tracking his time in Seoul.

Download an extract from Seoul Bus Poems (pdf, about 700Kb)

Read other samples of Jim's poetry here, here and here.

Listen to Tom Raworth reading Jim's poems at the launch of Seoul Bus Poems:

Jim Goar: SEOUL BUS POEMS


Jim Goar writes: “These poems were written in Seoul, South Korea, 2004-07. While most began on a bus, one began in Bangkok and others in rooms between Yonsei University and Bongwon-sa.”

Jim was born in San Francisco, California. Since then he’s lived in Tucson, Arizona; Changsha, China; Boulder, Colorado; Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Norwich, England; and whenever possible, Brevard, North Carolina. He studied prose at Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School and poetry at The University of East Anglia. He edits the online Journal, past simpleSeoul Bus Poems is his first perfect bound book.

May 2010, 978-1-874400-46-2,  62pp,  price £7.50