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Photo by E. Pontee of Haneul Park at sunset


"World is suddener than we fancy it. / World is crazier and more of it than we think, /

Incorrigibly plural."

--Louis MacNeice

Welcome to SuddenWorld, where I apply an introvert's eye to the the pips and portions of things being various as an American expat living in Seoul, South Korea.


I cover topics of acute interest to me, including but not limited to geek culture, education, literature, politics, and Korean culture.

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Hello, Friend,

While I'm proud of various accomplishments throughout my life, frankly, I've been a bit of a coward about calling myself a writer for a while. This blog is my effort to be a little bit brave again in that regard.

I have a BA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University and was a Rackham Merit Fellow for Poetry in graduate school at the University of Michigan. I also have a Masters of Science in Teaching from Fordham University.

I currently teach at Soongsil University in Seoul, South Korea.

But these details are mere talking points about my life rather than saying anything substantive about my personal pitfalls and passions. I hope you'll come to know them through my blog content as my writing grows, piece by piece.

--E. Pontee

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