From the publisher’s website:
Kim Jehyun, a sijo poet, was born in 1939 in the city of Jangheung in Korea’s Southern Cholla Province. After graduating from Hongik University, he has devoted himself to poetry with an emphasis in the sijo. He first received notice at Chosun Ilbo’s 1960 Spring Literary Contest. Kim’s first collection of poems was published in 1966. In addition to publishing two more collections, he has also published scholarly works on the sijo. Active in the sijo circles, he has facilitated the founding of the sijo associations He has been awarded prestigious prizes in Korea for his highly acclaimed work.