Kim, Ki-Rim, his pen named “Pyen-seok-chon(片石村),” was lifted the ban by Korean government on Mar. 31, 1988. He overcame a sorrowful romanticism in 1920s as a standard-bearer of Korean Modernism Poetry Movement from being published poem named “Go to New Life” on Cho sun Daily News on Sept. 6, 1930 to Korean Liberation.
Up to now, we have researched Kim Ki-Rim's historical mind and poetry spirit in the liberal space, concentrated on his activities and poem works after the liberation.
By this research, we looked over how his poetic world was changed in the liberal space and how much deeply he expressed the spine of an age through this change, even though there was a periodical shock called “Liberation.” Through this examine, we could rediscovery his literary value and position which was forgotten in the liberal space.
This is the reason that the existed studies and fragmentary references about him mostly depended on the works before the liberation, and this works was only treated by the view of post-modernism, finally they made a great error to ignore his literary activities or deep works analysis.
Therefore the upper-discussions are summarized as followings;
First, Kim, Ki-Rim’s activities after the liberation began to take part in the poetry department of Central Committee of Cho-sun Literature Construction Headquarter with Kim, Gwang-gyoon, Oh, Jang-whan, Lim, Wha, and Jeong, Ji-yong after the resignation from a teacher in Kyoung-seong middle school directly after the liberation.
After that, he took a charge of the committeeman of Cho-sun Literary Alliance unified Cho-sun Literature Construction Headquarter and Cho-sun Proletaria Literary Alliance, the chairperson of poetry department, and the manager of a branch office of Seoul. At that time, through National Literary Conte.st, he published The Direction of Our Poetry which contained his self-consciousness, historical mind, and poet's mission as the poet in the liberal space.
Free from U.S. military rule, the Korean temporary government was established on Aug. 15, 1948. The government considered Cho-sun Literary Alliance to be illegal. He became a member of Publish Alliance and announced a conversion.
During Korean war, he was kidnapped to the North. There are rumors that he died in an exploding flight in the fall of 1950 and he was purged on 1953. These rumors need to be re-considered.
Second, his poetry works after the liberation are totally 52 works including the piece of the anthology Sea and Butterfly, Songs of Birds, and other poems not contained in this anthology.
After the liberation, with carrying out the self-conquest through the self-reflection on the his modernism works that he had written before the liberation, he wanted to show us;
1. The union consciousness called “We” and the impression of the liberal space by the anthologies like Everyone Was Returned, Isn’t Our All Dream!, The Expanding Asphalt of May is, and Again on August.
2. The sincere hope on the new tendency of a new country by the anthologies like My Song, Praising A New Country, and Young Republic!
3. His humanism, loving and taking care of neighbor and nation, and his activism, filled with the will and belief by the anthologies like Hometown is Still Today, A Cuckoo, A Threnody of Street, and Last Night.