From the publisher’s website:
Yi Song-bok has been hailed as one of the most important contemporary South Korean poets. His first collection of poems, When Does a Rolling Stone Awaken, published in 1980, is a trenchant critique of the state of mind of Koreans and of the social and political conditions in the country at the time. His second collection, South Sea, Silk Mountain, is a softer, quieter, more intimate book. This volume presents a translation of the collections in both Korean and English text, including interviews with the author.
Hye-jin Juhn Sidney has an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Korean Language and Literature. She has taught Korean at the University of Washington and at the Defense Language Institute, and has published stories and translations in various literary reviews.