Aerial Concave Without Cloud

A collection of poems about starlight, survival, resilience, and acceptance after experiences of profound grief.



Aerial Concave Without Cloud is a collection of poetry steeped in the bluest apocalypse light of solar collapse and the pale, ghostly light of personal devastation and grief. Through a combination of academic research and the salp’uri dance form, Sueyeun Juliette Lee channels and interprets the language of starlight through her body into poetic form. Through deep conversation with this primary element, Lee discovers that resilience is not an attitude or posture, but a way of listening.


“Sueyeun Juliette Lee is one of the premier Korean American poets of our time, expanding poetic imagination using equations of light, negative thresholds, and dynamic experimentation. Her poems are investigations of truth, formed of corpuscles, discerning a future in which we can remain living both apart and together through transformation of the selves. In the silhouette of her world, Lee shows us ‘standing alone on the basalt shore’ and yet ‘gleam[ing] with a crystalline equanimity.’ With magnetized grief, crossing into the span of discovery, Lee speaks to us, and we are listening.”

-E. J. Koh
ISBN: 9781643621166
Paperback, 104 pages, 6 x 9
Publication Date: March 22, 2022

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA and currently lives in Denver, CO where she works as the Program Director at Chinook Fund, a social justice funder …

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