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Ko Un featured in the Guardian

Ko Un at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
Naomi Jaffa and Ko Un, with Brother Anthony and Ko Un’s wife Lee Sang-Wha. Photo by Aldeburgh festival photographer Peter Everard Smith. (From the Displacement poetry blog)

Korean poetry in translation isn’t much featured on the web anywhere, so when a major UK broadsheet features Ko Un, Korea’s most famous poet, together with his Cornish translator Brother Anthony, it is a cause for celebration. The Guardian has a nice piece on his appearance at the Aldeburgh poetry festival (3-4 November), which is also covered in the Displacement poetry blog. I hear his appearance at Oxford (the day before PSY was there) was also very well received.

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