Translated by: Kim Jung-whan
Publisher: Asia Publishers, 2019.
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Text from the Kyobo bookstore and google translate:
The first collection of poetry from Han-Young University, covering all of Korea’s leading poets
Kim Jeong- hwan’s new poetry book An embroidery sampler
The K-Poet series that draws the essence of Korean poetry that you always want to read at your bedside, translates it into English, and distributes it to the domestic and international markets. The only one in the world is the Korean representative’s gaze at Hanyoung University. Korean poems, which will be regarded as masterpieces over time, recreate the lives of the times and contain insights into universal and special problems in life. These poems, which are participating in the chapter of world literature, will be widely read not only by Korean readers but also by world readers and will grow into world literature.
The eighth in the K-Poet series is Kim Jung-hwan’s An embroidery sampler. Poet Kim Jeong-hwan began his artistic career by releasing 6 poems in 1980 in Creation and Criticism, In Mapo, Gangbyeon-dongne. In this collection of poetry, 20 of his new poems were published directly by the poet. You will be able to see how the theme of ‘death’ has changed and deepened for the poet after 40 years of sight.
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