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Booklist: Poetry in translation (alphabetical by author)

A listing of poetry in translation. The listing should be pretty much complete for publications post 1980. Details of translator can be got by clicking through to the relevant title below.

First, a listing of single-author collections, sorted alphabetically by author (in their English transliteration). The multi-author anthologies are lower down the page.

If you prefer a browsing experience with images of the book covers, you can find a listing of volumes of translated poets, sorted by publication date (with single author and multi-author publications in the same listing), here.

AuthorTitle
Ahn Do-hyunPoems by Ahn Do-Hyun (K-Poet 02), Asia Publishers, 2017
Ahn Joo-cheolFeeling Never Stops (K-Poet 16), Asia Publishers, 2020
Ahn Sang-hakPoems by Ahn Sang-hak (K-Poet 05), Asia Publishers, 2018
An Hyeon-miDeep Work (K-Poet 11), Asia Publishers, 2020
Baek SeokPoems of the North, Exile Press, 2018
Poems by Baek Seok (K-Poet 03), Asia Publishers, 2017
BandiThe Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea, Zed Books, 2019
Cheon Sang-byeongBack to Heaven: Selected Poems of Ch’on Sang Pyong, Cornell East Asia Series, 2010
Cho Byung-whaWhere Clouds Pass By: Selected Poems of Cho Byung-Hwa, Chung-ang University, 1974
Before Love Fades Away, Chang Shin, 1957
Choi JeongryeInstances: Selected Poems, Parlor Press, 2011
Choi Seung-hoFlowers in the Toilet Bowl, Homa + Sekey, 2004
Choi Seung-jaPortrait of a Suburbanite, Cornell East Asia Series, 2016
Chon ByunguLiterature from the “Axis of Evil”, The New Press, 2006
Chong Ch'olA Shijo Poet at the Court of King Sonjo, Kegan Paul Intl, 2005
Chong Chi-yongDistant Valleys, Asian Humanities Press, 1994
Chong Hyon-JongWhisper of Splendor, Homa + Sekey, 2018
Day-Shine, Cornell East Asia Series, 2010
The Dream of Things: Selected Poems of Hyonjong Chong, Homa + Sekey, 2008
Chong Ki-SheokBlack Flower in the Sky: Poems of a Korean Bridegroom in Hiroshima, University of Hawai'i Press, 2000
Chung Il KeunEvening of the Whale (K-Poet 07), Asia Publishers, 2019
Chung Ji-yongNostalgia, Cross Cultural Communications, 2017
Do Jong-hwanNo Flower Blooms Without Wavering, Seoul Selection, 2017
Han YongunEverything Yearned For, Wisdom Publications, 2005
Love’s Silence and Other Poems, Ronsdale Press, 1985
Ho NansorhonVision of a Phoenix, Cornell East Asia Series, 2003
Hong Seok-jungLiterature from the “Axis of Evil”, The New Press, 2006
Huh SukyungPoems by Huh Sukyung (K-Poet 04), Asia Publishers, 2017
Hwang Dong-gyuStrong Winds at Mishi Pass, White Pine Press, 2001
Wind Burial, St Andrews Press, 1990
Hwang Ji-wooEven Birds Leave the World, White Pine Press, 2006
Im Sok-jaeMu-ga: The Ritual Songs of the Korean Mudangs, Jain Publishing, 2003
Jang I-jiA Boy Is Looking at the White Moon from a Classroom Under the Sea (K-Poet 17), Asia Publishers, 2020
Jeong Ho-seungThough flowers fall I have never forgotten you, Seoul Selection, 2016
A Letter Not Sent, Seoul Selection, 2016
Jin Eun-youngWe, Day by Day, White Pine Press, 2018
Kang Eun-gyoBari’s Love Song, Parlor Press, 2019
Kang Kwi-miLiterature from the “Axis of Evil”, The New Press, 2006
Kim Chi-haLife and Poems of Three Koreans: Kim Chi-Ha, Ko Un, Yang Song-Oo, XLibris, 2005
Heart’s Agony, White Pine Press, 1998
Gold Crowned Jesus and Other Writings, Orbis Books, 1978
Cry of the People and Other Poems, Autumn Press, 1974
Kim Chun-suThe Snow Falling on Chagall’s Village, Cornell East Asia Series, 1998
Kim Eon-heeHave You Been Feeling Blue These Days?, Noemi Press, 2019
Kim Gwang-gyoonGas Light, Codhill Press, 2007
Kim Hae-jaHappyLand (K-Poet 15), Asia Publishers, 2020
Kim Hu-ranA Warm Family, Codhill Press, 2014
Kim HyesoonA Drink of Red Mirror, Action Books, 2019
Autobiography of Death, New Directions, 2018
Poor Love Machine, Action Books, 2016
I’m OK, I’m Pig!, Bloodaxe, 2014
Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, Action Books, 2014
Kim HyunPoems by Kim Hyun (K-Poet 06), Asia Publishers, 2018
Kim Jong-gilA Black Kite, University of Hawai'i Press, 2018
Kim Joong-ilA Ghost Poet (K-Poet 09), Asia Publishers, 2019
Kim Jung-whanAn embroidery sampler (K-Poet 08), Asia Publishers, 2019
Kim Kwang-kyuOne Day, Then Another, White Pine Press, 2014
Journey to Seoul, DapGae, 2006
The Depths of a Clam, White Pine Press, 2006
Faint Shadows of Love, Forest Books, 1991
Kim Kyu-hwaOur Encounter: Selected Poems of Kyu-Hwa Kim, Homa + Sekey, 2011
Kim Kyung-juWhale and Vapor, Black Ocean, 2020
Butterfly Sleep, Tupelo Press, 2019
I Am a Season That Does Not Exist in the World, Black Ocean, 2016
Kim Min-jeongBeautiful and Useless, Black Ocean, 2020
Kim Moon-heeSomewhere Far Away: Poems of Moon Hee Kim, Homa + Sekey, 2011
Kim Nam-joRain, Sky, Wind, Port, Codhill Press, 2014
Selected Poems of Kim Namjo, Cornell East Asia Series, 1993
Kim Sa-inLiking in Silence, White Pine Press, 2019
Kim Seung-heeHope is Lonely, Arc Publications, 2020
Walking on the Washing Line, Cornell East Asia Series, 2010
I Want to Hijack an Airplane, Homa + Sekey, 2004
Kim Soo-bokBeating on Iron, Green Integer, 2017
Kim Soo-yeolHomo Maskus (K-Poet 18), Asia Publishers, 2020
Kim SowolAzaleas: A Book of Poems, Columbia University Press, 2007
Selected Poems of Kim So Wol, Sung Moon Gak, 1959
Kim SunwooIf my tongue refuses to remain in my mouth, Autumn Hill, 2018
Kim Yeong-nangUntil Peonies Bloom, Merwin Asia, 2010
Kim YideumHysteria, Action Books, 2019
Cheer Up, Femme Fatale, Action Books, 2016
Kim Young-mooVirtual Reality, DapGae, 2005
Ko Chang-sooWhat the Spider Said, Homa + Sekey, 2005
Ko Hyeong-ryeolGrasshoppers’ Eyes, Parlor Press, 2017
Ko UnManinbo: The Boy in the Cave (Ten Thousand Lives, 2), Green Integer, 2021
Poems by Ko Un (K-Poet 01), Asia Publishers, 2017
Maninbo: Peace & War, Bloodaxe, 2015
First Person Sorrowful, Bloodaxe, 2012
Himalaya Poems, Green Integer, 2011
ChaRyong’s Kiss, Bawoosol, 2011
Songs for Tomorrow: A Collection of Poems 1960-2002, Green Integer, 2010
What?: 108 ZEN Poems, Parallax, 2008
Flowers of a Moment, BOA Editions, 2006
Abiding Places, Korea South & North, Tupelo Press, 2006
The Three Way Tavern, University of California Press, 2006
Ten Thousand Lives, Green Integer, 2006
Life and Poems of Three Koreans: Kim Chi-Ha, Ko Un, Yang Song-Oo, XLibris, 2005
Traveler Maps, Tamal Vista, 2004
Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems, Parallax, 1997
The Sound of My Waves, Cornell East Asia Series, 1996
Ku SangEternity Today, Seoul Selection, 2005
Even the Knots on Quince Trees Tell Tales, DapGae, 2004
A Korean Century: River and Fields, Forest Books, 1991
Infant Splendor, Samseong Publishing, 1990
Wastelands of Fire, Forest Books, 1989
Lee Hyang-ahIn a Seed: Poems of Hyang-Ah Lee, Homa + Sekey, 2014
Lee HyemiUnexpected Vanilla, Tilted Axis, 2020
Lee Jang-wookRequest Line at Noon, Codhill Press, 2016
Lee KyunglimA New Season Approaching Devour It, Hawks, 2011
Lee Seong-bokAh, Mouthless Things, Green Integer, 2017
Lee Si-youngPatterns, Green Integer, 2015
Lee SohoCatcalling, Open Letter, 2021
Lee SungsunThe Worm Poet, Jain Publishing, 2017
Lee Young-juYou Arrived in the Season of Perennial Summer (K-Poet 13), Asia Publishers, 2020
Lee Young-kwangI Gave the Sun a Long Look (K-Poet 10), Asia Publishers, 2019
Lim Hwa-wonLiterature from the “Axis of Evil”, The New Press, 2006
Mah ChonggiForty Two Greens, Codhill Press, 2020
Eyes of Dew, White Pine Press, 2006
Moh Yoon-sookWren’s Elegy, Larchwood, 1980
Moon Chung-heeI Must Be the Wind, White Pine Press, 2014
Woman on the Terrace, White Pine Press, 2007
Windflower, Hawks, 2004
Moon Dok-suDrawing Lines: Selected Poems of Moon Dok-su, Homa + Sekey, 2004
Moon TaejoonThe Growth of a Shadow, Autumn Hill, 2012
Nam Jin-wooA Lion at Three in the Morning, Homa + Sekey, 2017
Oh Sae-youngNight-Sky Checkerboard, Deep Vellum, 2016
Flowers Long for Stars, Tamal Vista, 2005
Pak ChaesamEnough to Say It’s Far: Selected Poems of Pak Chaesam, Princeton University Press, 2006
Pak MogwolSelected Poems of Pak Mogwol, Asian Humanities Press, 1990
Pak Tu-jinRiver of Life, River of Hope, Eastbridge, 2005
Park Hi-jinSunrise over the East Sea, Homa + Sekey, 2006
Park Je-chunSF-Consensus, Homa + Sekey, 2017
Sending the Ship Out to the Stars, Cornell East Asia Series, 2010
Park YnhuiShadows of the Void, Seoul Selection, 2014
Ra HeedukWild Apple, White Pine Press, 2015
Scale and Stairs, White Pine Press, 2009
What is Darkening, Jain Publishing, 2007
Shim Bo-seonSomeone Always in the Corner of My Eye, White Pine Press, 2016
Fifteen Seconds without Sorrow, Parlor Press, 2016
Shin Chang-hoInvisible Mountains, Universal Press, 1994
Shin Dal-jaPaper, Codhill Press, 2018
Shin Kyung-nimA Love Song for the Earnest, Homa + Sekey, 2006
Farmers’ Dance, Cornell East Asia Series, 1999
So Chong-juThe Early Lyrics, 1941–1960, Cornell East Asia Series, 2011
Poems of a Wanderer, Dedalus Press, 1995
Unforgettable Things, Si-sa-yong-o-sa, 1986
Sung Chan-kyungTranslucency: Selected Poems of Chankyung Sung, Homa + Sekey, 2010
Yang AndaWe, At the End of the World (K-Poet 12), Asia Publishers, 2020
Yang Song-OoLife and Poems of Three Koreans: Kim Chi-Ha, Ko Un, Yang Song-Oo, XLibris, 2005
Yi Kyu-boSinging Like a Cricket, Hooting Like an Owl, Cornell East Asia Series, 1995
Yi SangYi Sang: Selected Works, Wave Books, 2020
Yi Song-bokI Heard Life Calling Me, Cornell East Asia Series, 2010
Yoo AnjinAs I Walk Alone, Merwin Asia, 2020
There Remain Words to Say, Ohio State University, 2011
Yu Chi-hwanBlue Stallion: Poems of Yu Chi-whan, Homa + Sekey, 2011
Yu Hyoung-jinThe Society for Studies in Matryoshka and Basting Pins (K-Poet 14), Asia Publishers, 2020
Yu SongnyongThe Book of Corrections: Reflections on the National Crisis During the Japanese Invasion of Korea, 1592-1598, Univ of California Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies, 2002
Yun Dong-juSky, Wind and Stars, Jain Publishing, 2003

And now the Anthologies, most recent first:

EditorTitle
Peter H LeePoems from Korea: From the Earliest Era to the Present, Routledge, 2019
Emily Jungmin YoonAgainst Healing: Nine Korean Poets, Tilted Axis, 2019
Richard MayerOn an Autumn Night: Classical Korean Poetry, Independently published, 2018
North Korean Writers in Exile PEN CenterNorth Korean Writers in Exile PEN Literature (VOLUME Book 4), PEN Center, 2017
Jiyoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, Jake Levine and Johannes GöranssonPoems of Kim Yideum, Kim Haengsook + Kim Min Jeong, Vagabond Press, 2017
Brother Anthony of Taizé and Chung Eun-GwiThe Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry, University of Hawai'i Press, 2016
Kevin O'RourkeThe Book Of Korean Poetry: Choson Dynasty, Stallion Press, 2014
Sung-Il LeeThe Crane in the Clouds: Shijo: Korean Classical Poems in the Vernacular, Homa + Sekey, 2013
Sung-Il LeeThe Brush and the Sword: Kasa, Korean Classical Poems in Prose, Cross Cultural Communications, 2009
Don Mee ChoiAnxiety of Words: Contemporary Poetry by Korean Women, Zephyr Press, 2006
Kevin O'RourkeThe Book of Korean Poetry: Songs of Shilla and Koryo, University of Iowa Press, 2006
Won-Chung Kim and Christopher MerrillBecause of the Rain: A Selection of Korean Zen Poems, White Pine Press, 2006
Peter H LeeEchoing Song: Contemporary Korean Women Poets, White Pine Press, 2006
Won-Chung KimCracking the Shell: Three Korean Ecopoets, Homa + Sekey, 2005
David McCannThe Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2004
Kevin O'RourkeA Hundred Love Poems from Old Korea, Global Oriental, 2003
Peter H. LeeThe Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2002
Kim Jong-gilAmong the Flowering Reeds: An Anthology of Classic Korean Poetry Written in Chinese, White Pine Press, 2002
Jaihiun KimMeditative Poems by Korean Monks, Jain Publishing, 2002
Suh Ji-moonBrother Enemy: Poems of the Korean War, White Pine Press, 2002
James Kimbrell, Yu Jung-yulThree Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon, and Choi Young-mi, Sarabande Books, 2002
Kevin O'RourkeThe Book of Korean Shijo, Harvard, 2002
Ko WonVoices in Diversity: Poets from Postwar Korea, Cross Cultural Communications, 2001
Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-mooVariations: Three Korean Poets, Cornell East Asia Series, 2001
Kevin O'RourkeLooking for the Cow: Modern Korean Poetry, Dedalus Press, 1999
Richard Rutt (Editor) David McCann (Foreword)The Bamboo Grove: An Introduction to Sijo, University of Michigan Press, 1998
Sung-il LeeThe Moonlit Pond: Korean Classical Poems in Chinese, Copper Canyon, 1998
Jaihiun Kim, Robert HatchModern Korean Verse in Sijo Form, Ronsdale Press, 1997
Wolhee Choe, Constantine ContogenisSongs of the Kisaeng, BOA Editions, 1997
Jaihiun KimClassical Korean Poetry, Jain Publishing, 1994
Jaihiun KimModern Korean Poetry, Jain Publishing, 1994
Jaihiun KimContemporary Korean Poetry, Mosaic, 1994
Peter H LeePine River and Lone Peak: An Anthology of Three Choson Dynasty Poets, University of Hawai'i Press, 1991
Lee Sung-IlThe Wind and the Waves: Four Modern Korean Poets, Asian Humanities Press, 1989
Chung Chong-whaKorean Classical Literature: An Anthology, Kegan Paul Intl, 1989
Centre for Research in the New Literatures in EnglishThe Green Prodigals: Contemporary Stories and Poems from Korea, Adelaide CRNLE, 1989
Kim Jong-gilSlow Chrysanthemums: Classical Korean Poems in Chinese, Anvil Press, 1987
Chung Chong-whaThe Anthology of modern Korean poetry, East West, 1986
Chung Chong-whaLove in mid-winter night: Korean sijo poetry, Kegan Paul Intl, 1985
Jaihiun Joyce KimThe contemporary Korean poets: Korean poetry since 1920, Larchwood, 1980
David R McCannBlack Crane: An Anthology of Korean Literature, Cornell East Asia Series, 1977
Peter H LeePoems from Korea: A historical anthology, University of Hawai'i Press, 1974
Peter H LeeAnthology of Korean Poetry from the Earliest Era to the Present, John Day, 1964
Peter HyunVoices of the Dawn, John Murray, 1960
Pyun Yung-taiSongs from Korea, Y.T. Pyun, 1936
Joan S GrigsbyThe Orchid Door, J L Thompson, 1935

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