Author: Baek Mu-san, Bak Seong-ryong, Cheon Bong-gon, Cheon Sang-byeong, Choi Jeongrye, Do Jong-hwan, Hwang Guy-gwan, Jeong Ho-seung, Jin Eun-young, Kim Chi-ha, Kim Chun-su, Kim Jong-gil, Kim Ju-tae, Kim Ki-rim, Kim Kwang-kyu, Kim Nam-ju, Kim Sa-in, Kim Seung-hee, Kim So-yeon, Kim Soo-bok, Kim Sunwoo, Kim Tong-hwan, Ko Hyeong-ryeol, Ko Un, Ku Sang, Lee Seong-bok, Lee Si-young, Lee Young-kwang, Mah Chonggi, Midang So Chong-ju, Pak In-hwan, Pak Mog-weol, Pak Tu-jin, Park Seo-yeong, Ra Heeduk, Shim Bo-seon, Shin Dal-ja, Shin Gyeong-nim, Sim Hun, Song Kyung-dong, Yi Yong-ak, Yu Chi-hwan, Yun Dong-ju
Translated by: Brother Anthony of Taizé, Chung Eun-gwi, Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil, Jinna Park, Kim Jong-gil, Kim Myung-mi, Lee Hyung-jin, Lee Sang-wha, Susan Hwang, Yoo Hui-sok
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016.
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From the publisher’s website:
Throughout the twentieth century, few countries in Asia suffered more from foreign occupation, civil war, and international military conflict than Korea. The Colors of Dawn brings together the moving and powerful voices of over forty Korean poets from these turbulent years.
From 1903 to 1945, the Japanese Empire occupied the Korean peninsula and instituted measures to annihilate the nation and its culture. After Japan’s defeat in WWII, Korea became a killing ground during the Korean War (1950 to 1953). During this period and into the 1980s, South Korea was controlled by a military dictatorship, and today it remains on war footing.
In the midst of internal and external conflicts, Korea’s poets—threatened by the authorities with torture, imprisonment, and death—found ways to express their fierce desire for freedom and self-governance. The result is a century of outstanding poetry, from Sim Hun (1901) to more familiar modern and contemporary poets, such as Kim Chi-ha and Ko Ŭn.
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