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Booklist: Poetry in translation (by publication date)

A work-in-progress listing of Korean poems in English translation. Titles are sorted in date of publication in English translation, most recent first. An alphabetical listing by author can be found here.

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Catcalling
Lee Soho tr So J Lee
Open Letter, 2021

Lee Soho’s debut collection of poems is an experimental lyric bildungsroman that confronts dynamics of abuse as it challenges poetic form. Catcalling exposes and ridicules the violences that the speaker-protagonist Kyungjin encounters as she navigates a patriarchal world. Divided in to five formally distinct sections – ranging from lyric to prose poems to experimental mash-ups […] (Link to online store)

Maninbo: The Boy in the Cave (Ten Thousand Lives, 2)
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Green Integer, 2021

Ko Un conceived of his magnum opus in a military prison, vowing to write a poem for every person he has ever known. His Maninbo has now amassed 4,001 poems contained in 30 volumes, memorializing a vast array of individuals. Volumes 21–30, selected for translation here, are dedicated to the victims of two great acts […] (Link to online store)

Hope is Lonely
Kim Seung-hee tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Arc Publications, 2020

From the publisher’s website: Kim Seung-Hee is regarded in her native Korea as being radically different from any other Korean poet, male or female, in her choice of themes and poetic expression as this selection from two of her recent collections demonstrates. Her poetry is strongly female and feminist, deeply personal, at times surreal, always […] (Link to online store)

Beautiful and Useless
Kim Min-jeong tr Jake Levine, Soeun Seo
Black Ocean, 2020

From the publisher’s website: In Beautiful and Useless, Kim Min Jeong exposes the often funny and contradictory rifts that appear in the language of everyday circumstance. She uses slang, puns, cultural referents, and ‘naughty, unwomanly” language in order to challenge readers to expand their ideas of not only what a poem is, but also how […] (Link to online store)

Feeling Never Stops (K-Poet 16)
Ahn Joo-cheol tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Asia Publishers, 2020

As this is an Asia Publishers title, it’s pretty difficult to obtain outside of Korea. Text from the listing on the Kyobo website, fed through the Microsoft translation engine: ‘Informal Sadness’ That Doesn’t Make the Edge of Tears Joo-Chul Ahn’s New Poem Collection Feeling Never Stops The ‘K-Poet’ series introduces the essence of Korean poetry […] (Link to online store)

HappyLand (K-Poet 15)
Kim Hae-ja tr Deborah Smith
Asia Publishers, 2020

This title is listed only on the LTI Korea website. It is available from Kyobo bookstore, but probably nowhere outside of Korea. The following description is from the Korean on the Kyobo website, fed through Papago I met the sky alive, so I accomplished everything. Kim Hae-ja’s new collection of poems, “Happy Land”. “K-Poet” series […] (Link to online store)

Yi Sang: Selected Works
Yi Sang tr Don Mee Choi, Jack Jung, Joyelle McSweeney, Sawako Nakayasu
Wave Books, 2020

Formally audacious and remarkably compelling, Yi Sang’s works were uniquely situated amid the literary experiments of world literature in the early twentieth century and the political upheaval of 1930s Japanese occupied Korea. While his life ended prematurely at the age of twenty-seven, Yi Sang’s work endures as one of the great revolutionary legacies of modern […] (Link to online store)

Unexpected Vanilla
Lee Hyemi tr So J Lee
Tilted Axis, 2020

A sensual, surrealist collection by a young feminist poet, in an equally sensuous and sensitive queer translation. Lee Hyemi’s poetry is characterized by fluidity and wetness, with subjects moving about and soaking in each other through curious means. Unexpected Vanilla’s exchange of liquids often involves sex, but intercourse can be nonsexual: drinking tea or alcohol, going to […] (Link to online store)

Forty Two Greens
Mah Chonggi tr Cho Young-shil
Codhill Press, 2020

From the publisher’s website: The poems in this book, by the way they speak to all parts of our minds, invite us to come alive and experience each movement, each emotion and action, and some statements therein, intuitively and aesthetically. This is about a Korean man’s everyday life in the milieu of contemporary America; his […] (Link to online store)

As I Walk Alone
Yoo Anjin tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Yu Chang-gon
Merwin Asia, 2020

No information available. Not currently listed on Amazon, Worldcat, Goodreads or the publisher’s website, but the volume appears to be available from Booktable.net (Link to online store)

The Society for Studies in Matryoshka and Basting Pins (K-Poet 14)
Yu Hyoung-jin tr Andrew James Keast, Chung Hwa Keast
Asia Publishers, 2020

The below text is from the Kyobo website, run through the Papago translation engine: About the world and us, the fantasy and the Allegory that opens up and continues. A new collection of poems by Yoo Hyung-jin, “The Society for Studies in Matryoshka and Basting Pins” “K-Poet” series introduces the essence of Korean poetry that […] (Link to online store)

You Arrived in the Season of Perennial Summer (K-Poet 13)
Lee Young-ju tr Jae Kim
Asia Publishers, 2020

Details from LTI Korea website. The title is available from Kyobo and probably other Korean online stores: Times like this are no good. They’re too distant from the root cause. I think I was a weaver in a factory a hundred years ago. Maybe a handweaver for hire a thousand years ago. I’m now weaving […] (Link to online store)

Whale and Vapor
Kim Kyung-ju tr Jake Levine
Black Ocean, 2020

The poems in WHALE AND VAPOR emphasize exhaustion—physically, mentally, and as an existential condition. Kim Kyung Ju playfully turns toward the lyric in this work as a way to reconcile himself with the contemporary world by engaging in dialogue with his Korean literary ancestry. Masterfully translated by Jake Levine in close conversation with the author, […] (Link to online store)

We, At the End of the World (K-Poet 12)
Yang Anda tr Stella Kim
Asia Publishers, 2020

From the Kyobo bookstore website, fed through Papago Translate: Me and you holding hands in the end of the world. a new collection of poems by Yang An-da, “We, At the End of the World” “K-Poet” series introduces the essence of Korean poetry that you always want to read next to you. Over time, Korean […] (Link to online store)

Deep Work (K-Poet 11)
An Hyeon-mi tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Asia Publishers, 2020

As this is a recent publication by Asia Publishers, it’s hard to find outside of Korea. The following description is from the Korean listing on the Kyobo website, fed through the Google translation engine: Remembering the sadness of that day that will never be forgotten Ahn Hyun-mi’s new poetry collection Deep Work The ‘K-Poet’ series […] (Link to online store)

Butterfly Sleep
Kim Kyung-ju tr Jake Levine
Tupelo Press, 2019

From the publisher’s website: Kim Kyung Ju’s allegorical drama Butterfly Sleep refracts a critique of South Korea’s headlong development through a mixture of magic realism and absurdist dark humor set early in the Joseon dynasty. With lyricism and grace, Kim unfolds a lesson of consolation by confrontation, and finally reconciliation, with the ghosts of the […] (Link to online store)

I Gave the Sun a Long Look (K-Poet 10)
Lee Young-kwang tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
Asia Publishers, 2019

From the Kyobo website via Google Translate: The first Korean-English poet’s gaze covering all of Korea’s leading poets Lee Young-gwang’s new poem book I Gave the Sun a Long Look The ‘K-Poet’ series is intended to be distributed to the domestic and foreign markets after extracting the essence of Korean poetry that you always want […] (Link to online store)

A Ghost Poet (K-Poet 09)
Kim Joong-il tr Jeon Seung-hee
Asia Publishers, 2019

From the Kyobo bookstore website via Papago translate: The first Korean-English translation of a Korean poet A new collection of poems by poet Kim Joong-il “K-Poet” series, which aims to select the essence of Korean poetry and translate it into English and serve it to domestic and foreign markets. It represents the only Korean-English translation […] (Link to online store)

Liking in Silence
Kim Sa-in tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Susan Hwang
White Pine Press, 2019

From the publishers’ website: Kim Sa-in is a devotional poet who ably serves “all the unconsidered things in the world”–a cosmos flower, a turtle dove cooing near a firing range, the way a mourner offers a cup of wine to a widow. His eye for ordinary details that resonate in their new settings, his ability to […] (Link to online store)

Poems from Korea: From the Earliest Era to the Present
Ed Peter H Lee tr Peter H Lee
Routledge, 2019

From the publisher’s website: The Koreans, according to the Chinese chronicles, are ‘the people who enjoy singing and dancing’ and who regaled their gods with dance and song. Since then poetry has been an essential part of Korean life and has been regarded as the highest of the arts. In this first comprehensive anthology of […] (Link to online store)

An embroidery sampler (K-Poet 08)
Kim Jung-whan tr Kim Jung-whan
Asia Publishers, 2019

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 […] (Link to online store)

Evening of the Whale (K-Poet 07)
Chung Il Keun tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
Asia Publishers, 2019

Text from Kyobo bookstore and google translate: The first collection of poems from Han-Young University, covering all of Korea’s leading poets 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 […] (Link to online store)

The Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea
Bandi tr Heinz Insu Fenkl
Zed Books, 2019

From the publisher’s website: Though North Korea holds the attention of the world, it is still rare for us to hear North Korean voices, beyond those few who have escaped. Known only by his pen name, the poet and author ‘Bandi’ stands as one of the most distinctive and original dissident writers to emerge from […] (Link to online store)

Bari’s Love Song
Kang Eun-gyo tr Chung Eun-gwi
Parlor Press, 2019

From the back cover: In her early career, Kang Eun-Gyo marked nihilism as the departure of her poetic imagination. In response to the turmoil of the world and modern Korean history full of violence and violations of human rights, the poet struggled to build her poetry in a house of nothingness. With Bari’s Love Song, […] (Link to online store)

Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days?
Kim Eon-hee tr Kim Eunsong, Kim Sung-gi
Noemi Press, 2019

From the publisher’s website: Kim Eon Hee was born in 1953 in Jinju, Gyeongsang Province. She is the author of five volumes of poetry. Her first collection Modern Ars Poetica was published in 1989. Followed by, Trunk, The Girl who Sleeps Under a Withering Cherry Tree, Unexpected Response, and her latest from 2016 The Man I Miss. First published in […] (Link to online store)

Hysteria
Kim Yideum tr Hedgie Choi, Jake Levine, Soeun Seo
Action Books, 2019

Publisher description: Next to the burning police station I want to tear out my womb and kick it to heaven. Kim Yideum’s second collection to appear in English continues to evoke the grotesqueries of her first work, while simultaneously delving further into the materiality of everyday life. Through an overflowing that echoes fellow feminist poet […] (Link to online store)

A Drink of Red Mirror
Kim Hyesoon tr Jiwon Shin, Lauren Albin, Sue Hyon Bae
Action Books, 2019

Publisher description: A hole walked in while I was removing my makeup I sat down on the couch and took off my pantyhose I looked at the hole A landmark feminist poet and critic in her native South Korea, Kim Hyesoon’s surreal, dagger-sharp poetry has spread from hemisphere to hemisphere in the past ten years, […] (Link to online store)

Against Healing: Nine Korean Poets
Ed Emily Jungmin Yoon tr Emily Jungmin Yoon
Tilted Axis, 2019

From the publisher’s website: Translating Feminisms showcases intimate collaborations and conversations between some of Asia’s most exciting women writers and emerging-star translators: contemporary poetry of labour and language, alongside essays exploring how, where and by whom feminist writing and women’s bodies are translated. Against Healing showcases poems by Kim Hyesoon, Choi Young-Mi, Kim Seon-U, Kim […] (Link to online store)

Autobiography of Death
Kim Hyesoon tr Don Mee Choi
New Directions, 2018

From the publisher’s website: The title section of Kim Hyesoon’s powerful new book, Autobiography of Death, consists of forty-nine poems, each poem representing a single day during which the spirit roams after death before it enters the cycle of reincarnation. The poems not only give voice to those who met unjust deaths during Korea’s violent contemporary […] (Link to online store)

On an Autumn Night: Classical Korean Poetry
Ed Richard Mayer tr Richard Mayer
Independently published, 2018

From the back cover: The poems collected here are in classical Chinese, the language of learning in Korea before the turn of the twentieth century. Though they range from the seventh to the nineteenth century, most were written during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). They are five-character line quatrain poems written in the New Style, the […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Kim Hyun (K-Poet 06)
Kim Hyun tr Jeon Seung-hee
Asia Publishers, 2018

From the LTI Korea website: They(Poem) were born as part of a larger project, titled “The Future of Voice.” That is why I begin each poem with a sound effect, indicated by an international phonetic character, instead of simply adding footnotes. I hope that the sound, born in another time-space than the visiblbe(legible) screen(writing), has […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Ahn Sang-hak (K-Poet 05)
Ahn Sang-hak tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Asia Publishers, 2018

From LTI Korea website: The world of Ahn Sang-Hak’s poetry is built on the philosophy of non-doing naturalism. According to this idea, since nature exists, it clearly has substance; however, since its nature is not to stay fixed, but rather to change in every moment, it only appears in variations of itself. In the same […] (Link to online store)

If my tongue refuses to remain in my mouth
Kim Sunwoo tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
Autumn Hill, 2018

From the publisher’s website: Sunwoo Kim’s debut collection of poems, If My Tongue Refuses to Re­main in My Mouth, appeared in 2000, declaring in the boldest terms that at the outset of the new millennium she would bring to the page a rad­ically different conception of poetry. Central to her work is the belief that […] (Link to online store)

We, Day by Day
Jin Eun-young tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
White Pine Press, 2018

From the publisher’s website: Whether suturing NoHae Park and Pablo Neruda together in a cinematic sweep or refusing the global economy’s demands to rush and sign over one’s literary life, Jin’s portraiture is time illuminated by an intelligence committed to “how strange questions, fountains of brilliant blood, gush unceasingly in the boundless desert of answers.” (Link to online store)

A Black Kite
Kim Jong-gil tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Jong-gil
University of Hawai'i Press, 2018

From the publisher’s website: This selection from Kim Jong-Gil’s work contains just over 50 poems, written throughout his career and chosen by himself. The poems are those by which he wishes to be remembered. The topics are personal, often the result of a journey back to a place familiar in childhood, or of a moment […] (Link to online store)

Whisper of Splendor
Chong Hyon-Jong tr Cho Young-shil
Homa + Sekey, 2018

From the publisher’s website: Whisper of Splendor brings about 60 poems from the author to demonstrate his poetic ideals and art. In the book, the reader notes the persona’s propensity to take away the tangled web of meanings that packs his consciousness, so that he can take in things as they are, as they move. Declining […] (Link to online store)

Paper
Shin Dal-ja tr Cho Young-shil
Codhill Press, 2018

From the publisher’s website: The image of paper, beautifully wrought as the controlling metaphor, runs through each poem sometimes to lament humanity lost over dazzling civilization, sometimes to call for restoration by means of everything good a sheet of paper symbolizes, all in a voice quite pithy and restrained. This poetry book is a grain […] (Link to online store)

Poems of the North
Baek Seok tr Peter Liptak
Exile Press, 2018

From the publisher’s website: Treasured in both Koreas, Baek Seok: Poems of the North opens an intriguing gateway into the spirit of the North Koreans of the 1930’s-50’s. In a land struggling for freedom and short of food, he treats his readers to the dishes they craved, exhibiting a Korea not in mired in the […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Huh Sukyung (K-Poet 04)
Huh Sukyung tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
Asia Publishers, 2017

Text from the Kyobo website and google translate: The first Korean-English University perspectives covering all Korean poets The ‘K-Poet’ series is intended to be distributed to the domestic and foreign markets after extracting the essence of Korean poetry that you always want to read at your bedside, translated into English, and translated into English and […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Baek Seok (K-Poet 03)
Baek Seok tr Peter Liptak
Asia Publishers, 2017

Text from Kyobo bookstore and Google translate: The first Korean-English University perspectives covering all Korean poets The ‘K-Poet’ series is intended to be distributed to the domestic and foreign markets after extracting the essence of Korean poetry that you always want to read at your bedside, translated into English, and translated into English and Korean. […] (Link to online store)

Nostalgia
Chung Ji-yong tr Lee Insoo, Lee Sung-il
Cross Cultural Communications, 2017

From the publisher’s website: Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Korean by Sung-Il Lee and Insoo Lee. Edited by Stanley H. Barkan. This is a bilingual (Korean-English) selection of poems by the famed South Korean poet Chung Ji-yong, imprisoned by the North Koreans, translated by Sung-Il Lee and his father Insoo Lee, formatted in parallel texts, […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Ahn Do-Hyun (K-Poet 02)
Ahn Do-hyun tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Asia Publishers, 2017

Text from the Kyobo bookstore website and Google translate: The first Korean-English University perspectives covering all Korean poets The ‘K-Poet’ series is intended to be distributed to the domestic and foreign markets after extracting the essence of Korean poetry that you always want to read at your bedside, translated into English, and translated into English […] (Link to online store)

Poems by Ko Un (K-Poet 01)
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Asia Publishers, 2017

From the Kyobo website and Papago translate: The first Korean-English translation of a Korean poet “K-Poet” series, which aims to select the essence of Korean poetry and translate it into English and serve it to domestic and foreign markets. It represents the only Korean-English translation in the world. Korean poems, which will be considered masterpieces […] (Link to online store)

Ah, Mouthless Things
Lee Seong-bok tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Chung Eun-gwi, Kim Myung-mi
Green Integer, 2017

From the publisher’s website: Born in Sangju, Korea in 1952, Lee Seong-bok earned his Ph.D. in French Language and Literature at Seoul National University, then taught French Literature at Keimyung University in the city of Daegu. Since his first poem, “At a Familiar Brothel,” was published in 1977, he has impressed readers with his opulent […] (Link to online store)

Beating on Iron
Kim Soo-bok tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Green Integer, 2017

From the publisher’s website: Kim Soo-Bok has been publishing poetry for 40 years in South Korea. This volume contains translations of the poet’s own selection from his entire life’s work, representing poems marked by compassion and sensitivity, which often adopt a surrealist position in presenting their relationships between the poet and the surrounding world. Many […] (Link to online store)

Grasshoppers’ Eyes
Ko Hyeong-ryeol tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Hyung-jin
Parlor Press, 2017

From the publisher’s website: The poems of Ko Hyeong-Ryeol are mostly inspired by the landscapes and cityscapes of Korea, occasionally echoing journeys to other lands. The poet allows his memories and imagination free reign so that his poems escape from the limits of naturalistic description and invite the reader to sense both the interrelatedness and […] (Link to online store)

The Worm Poet
Lee Sungsun tr Choi Jongyoll
Jain Publishing, 2017

From the publisher’s website: Sungsun Lee is a great nature poet. In his poems, like pictures of nature, he always communicates with all things in the universe. He shows how to communicate with others, including humans, animals, plants, and even lifeless things. Sungsun especially shows the beautiful and mysterious world of nature that we can’t […] (Link to online store)

No Flower Blooms Without Wavering
Do Jong-hwan tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Jinna Park
Seoul Selection, 2017

From the publisher’s website: Description It has been a joy to translate poems by one of Korea’s most widely loved poets. The poems of Do Jong-Hwan do not need much explanation or commentary. They are not difficult to understand but offer glimpses of wisdom, lessons learned from life’s greatest joys and deepest pains. Koreans love […] (Link to online store)

North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Literature (VOLUME Book 4)
Ed North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center tr David Carruth, Elizabeth Black, Gary Rector, Martin Bax, Neil Armstrong, Seongbak Jamie Jin
PEN Center, 2017

North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center is the 144th member of PEN International. Since defecting from North Korea because of their opposition to the dynastic dictatorship, the members of the center have been creating literature that depicts the harsh reality of North Korea and engaging in various activities to improve conditions there. The single […] (Link to online store)

SF-Consensus
Park Je-chun tr Ko Chang-soo
Homa + Sekey, 2017

From the publisher’s website: About the Book SF-Consensus is a poetry collection of 80 poems by Park Je-chun. In reading Park’s poetry one often gets the impression that he communicates intimately and intensely with nature and the transcendent realm as well as everyday human reality. His poetic prowess often creates esoteric yet gripping imagery, stories […] (Link to online store)

A Lion at Three in the Morning
Nam Jin-woo tr Cho Young-shil
Homa + Sekey, 2017

From the publisher’s website: About the Book A Lion at Three in the Morning contains about sixty poems by Nam Jin-Woo who sings of encounters with unfamiliar things. They may be animals such as a lion or alligators, a plant, a region’s climate or some other strange natural phenomenon. These unfamiliar things function as a […] (Link to online store)

Poems of Kim Yideum, Kim Haengsook + Kim Min Jeong
Ed Jiyoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, Jake Levine and Johannes Göransson tr Don Mee Choi, Jake Levine, Johannes Göransson, Lee Jiyoon
Vagabond Press, 2017

From the publisher’s website: This collection brings together three of the most exciting voices in contemporary Korean poetry to the English language in translation. These three women poets shock and delight, entertain and de-familiarize, corrupt and contaminate traditional readings and stereotypical definitions of Asian women,  Asian poetry,  Asian-ness. While K-pop girl groups sell cuteness, marketing […] (Link to online store)

Though flowers fall I have never forgotten you
Jeong Ho-seung tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Susan Hwang
Seoul Selection, 2016

From the publisher’s website: Don’t cry. To be lonely is to be human. To go on living is to endure loneliness. Do not wait in vain for the phone call that never comes. When snow falls, walk on snowy paths, when rain falls, walk on rainy paths. A black-breasted longbill is watching you from the […] (Link to online store)

Someone Always in the Corner of My Eye
Shim Bo-seon tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
White Pine Press, 2016

From the publisher’s website: A Korean voice from a new generation of cutting-edge poets that will appeal to younger writers and readers. Shim includes deeply personal poems, lyric experiments, and strong social statements that reflects the voices of a community. His grandiose illusions and underprivileged whispers challenge us to consider our relationships. (Link to online store)

Portrait of a Suburbanite
Choi Seung-ja tr Kim Eunju
Cornell East Asia Series, 2016

From the publisher’s website: This volume is a translation of Choi Seung-ja’s 1991 anthology titled Portrait of a Suburbanite. Published in the series of “100 Prominent Korean Poets” by Mirae Press, the poems in this volume were selected from four of Choi’s previous works titled, Love of This Age (1981), Merry Diary (1984), House of […] (Link to online store)

A Letter Not Sent
Jeong Ho-seung tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Seoul Selection, 2016

From the publisher’s website: Farewell, my dear, may you walk alone down the dawn paths of this age, encounter the freedom of love and death, into the icy river winds, without even a tomb, into the fierce blizzards, without even a song, may you go flowing, flowing like a petal. Your tears will soon become […] (Link to online store)

Fifteen Seconds without Sorrow
Shim Bo-seon tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Chung Eun-gwi
Parlor Press, 2016

From the publisher’s website: Like many younger Korean poets, SHIM BO-SEON writes in an allusive, indirect style about topics that are in themselves familiar, eating rice, taking off clothes, living in an apartment block, struggling with human relationships. He captures some sparkling moments of joys and sorrows, hopes and frustrations that have been concealed in […] (Link to online store)

Poor Love Machine
Kim Hyesoon tr Don Mee Choi
Action Books, 2016

From the publisher’s website: For decades, Kim Hyesoon — a leading figure in contemporary Korean poetry and trans-national feminist literature — has represented the capabilities of a poet who works across, around, and through the borders of nations and of language itself. Many of her works have been translated, with overwhelming support from Don Mee […] (Link to online store)

Night-Sky Checkerboard
Oh Sae-young tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Deep Vellum, 2016

From the publisher’s website: Oh Sae-young’s first English language release translated from the original Korean, Night-Sky Checkerboard, features heart-rendering, explorative poems fixated on existence and humanity’s scarring impact on nature through industrial society. Night-Sky Checkerboard introduces English-language readers to the imagistic lyricism of a Korean master at the peak of his powers. As a young poet […] (Link to online store)

I Am a Season That Does Not Exist in the World
Kim Kyung-ju tr Jake Levine
Black Ocean, 2016

Kim Kyung Ju’s poetry operates in a world where no one seems to belong: “the living are born in the dead people’s world, and the dead are born in the living.” Already in its thirtieth edition in Korea, I AM A SEASON THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE WORLD is one of the most important […] (Link to online store)

Request Line at Noon
Lee Jang-wook tr Sun Kim, Tsering Wangmo
Codhill Press, 2016

From the publisher’s website: “We were friendly, Inconsiderate. Everyone moved forward to an end. You lost your love And I skipped rope. The surging music At the minimum altitude of my soul; The music from the “Request Line At Noon” We were always Flowing away regularly.…” —Lee Jangwook Translation by Sun Kim and Tsering Wangmo (Link to online store)

Cheer Up, Femme Fatale
Kim Yideum tr Don Mee Choi, Johannes Göransson, Lee Jiyoon
Action Books, 2016

From the publisher’s website: “In Kim Yideum‘s elegant and grotesque poetry, objective cool, violence and despairing megalomania all rage with the crystal-clear bitterness of vulnerability. When you read her beautiful, terrifying poems, you will go to pieces.” — Aase Berg “Kim Yi-Deum’s poetry is the landscape of confession. The confession flows inside the landscape and […] (Link to online store)

The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth-Century Korean Poetry
Ed Brother Anthony of Taizé and Chung Eun-Gwi tr 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
University of Hawai'i Press, 2016

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 […] (Link to online store)

Wild Apple
Ra Heeduk tr Daniel Parker, Ji YoungShil
White Pine Press, 2015

From the publisher’s website: “HeeDuk Ra’s poems evoke thoughts about time and language . . . Through her work, time does not glide nor stand on the edge. It crumbles.”—SeokJo Gang, literary critic Wild Apple takes the reader to cultural and intellectual experiences: Native American burial mounds, cremations at the Ganges River, the Paris morgue […] (Link to online store)

Maninbo: Peace & War
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Bloodaxe, 2015

From the publisher’s website: Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.’ Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives) is the title of a […] (Link to online store)

Patterns
Lee Si-young tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Yoo Hui-sok
Green Integer, 2015

From the publisher’s website: Patterns, by Korean poet Lee Si-young, represents the first, single volume, full-length translation of his poetry in English, a remarkable collection of his work dating from 1976 to 2007. This new collection reveals him as a major figure in contemporary Korean writing. Born in Gurye, South Jeolla Province, in 1949, Lee […] (Link to online store)

I Must Be the Wind
Moon Chung-hee tr Clare You, Richard Silberg
White Pine Press, 2014

From the publisher’s website: “‘Dazzling strokes of falling stars in falling water. I want to write poems like that,’ writes Moon Chung-hee. Thanks to Silberg and You, these poems dazzle bright in English. Here love is violent and ‘suffered, an encysted stone . . . wedged’ in the heart, and defiance trembles the soul: ‘Dress up for […] (Link to online store)

In a Seed: Poems of Hyang-Ah Lee
Lee Hyang-ah tr Song, Song Joo-hyun
Homa + Sekey, 2014

From the publisher’s website: In a Seed contains 60 poems by the author, which best represent the poet’s creative life over a period of fifty years. The poems of Hyang-Ah Lee are very touching, for they have inner strength to bravely cope with agonies without disregarding the realities of life teetering all the time on […] (Link to online store)

A Warm Family
Kim Hu-ran tr Cho Young-shil
Codhill Press, 2014

From the publisher’s website: From A Warm Family… “ The sun is going down, and in the pureness of silence I drop the day’s anchor. As I shed the sweat-soaked clothes stars in the night sky draw near to me to be my friends, and my family.…” —Kim Hu-Ran In this collection of poems, Kim Hu-Ran […] (Link to online store)

Rain, Sky, Wind, Port
Kim Nam-jo tr Hillel Schwartz, Sunny Jung
Codhill Press, 2014

From the publisher’s website: Kim Namjo’s dynamic use of sensual language and vibrant imagery portrays the subtlety of humanity and passion for religious life. Her work has received numerous awards and she has served as chair of the Korean Poet’s Association (Link to online store)

I’m OK, I’m Pig!
Kim Hyesoon tr Don Mee Choi
Bloodaxe, 2014

From the publisher’s website: Kim Hyesoon is one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets. She began publishing in 1979 and was one of the first few women in South Korea to be published in Munhak kwa jisong (Literature and Intellect), one of two key journals which championed the intellectual and literary movement against the US-backed military […] (Link to online store)

One Day, Then Another
Kim Kwang-kyu tr Cho Young-shil
White Pine Press, 2014

From the publisher’s website: These poems give voice to the voiceless. His poetic task is to find a way to honor the weak and disenfranchised through small cautious steps into the cracks of this hidden world. Kim Kwang-Kyu’s most recent translation in English is The Depth of a Clam. He lives in Seoul, Korea. (Link to online store)

Shadows of the Void
Park Ynhui tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Seoul Selection, 2014

From the publisher’s website: Ynhui Park’s poems are not difficult; they are usually simple and suggestive, inviting the reader to share an experience of some moment, some scene, in which the underlying void seems to have yielded to value and meaning…. His poems very often re-enact a search for consolation and peace, faced with the […] (Link to online store)

Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream
Kim Hyesoon tr Don Mee Choi
Action Books, 2014

From the publisher’s website: “Her poems are not ironic. They are direct, deliberately grotesque, theatrical, unsettling, excessive, visceral and somatic. This is feminist surrealism loaded with shifting, playful linguistics that both defile and defy traditional roles for women” —Pam Brown About the author Kim Hyesoon is a prominent South Korean poet who has received numerous […] (Link to online store)

The Book Of Korean Poetry: Choson Dynasty
Ed Kevin O'Rourke tr Kevin O'Rourke
Stallion Press, 2014

The Korean Book of Poetry: Choson Dynasty is a comprehensive anthology of Choson Dynasty (13921910) poetry, with translations of 600 plus poems, an introduction to the dynasty, essays on the various genres, notes on poems and poets, guides to original texts, bibliography and so on. An ideal textbook for students of premodern Korean literature, it […] (Link to online store)

The Crane in the Clouds: Shijo: Korean Classical Poems in the Vernacular
Ed Sung-Il Lee tr Lee Sung-il
Homa + Sekey, 2013

From the publisher’s website: This anthology presents well over a hundred Korean classical poems known as shijo, in English translation. Shijo, a form of poetic composition still very much alive, has a tradition spanning a thousand years. One of the first historical anthologies of shijo in English, this book offers an overview of that uniquely […] (Link to online store)

First Person Sorrowful
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Bloodaxe, 2012

From the publisher’s website: Introduction by Sir Andrew Motion Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.’ When a writer has published as much as […]

The Growth of a Shadow
Moon Taejoon tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
Autumn Hill, 2012

From the publisher’s website: A selection of seventy-one poems by Korean author Taejoon Moon, these short, reflective poems shine a light on the ordinary aspects of everyday life through Moon’s keen observations of his surroundings combined with his use of rich detail. From a woman struggling with cancer to a flower dying in a pot, […] (Link to online store)

Himalaya Poems
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Green Integer, 2011

From the publisher’s website: In 1997, Korean poet Ko Un and a few companions spent forty days of rough traveling through Tibet, despite the fact that years before the poet had learned that an undiagnosed attack of tuberculosis in his youth had seriously damaged his lungs. Enduring terrible pain and near death, the poet survived […] (Link to online store)

Blue Stallion: Poems of Yu Chi-whan
Yu Chi-hwan tr Lee Sung-il
Homa + Sekey, 2011

From the publisher’s website: This is the first anthology of the poetry of Yu Chi-whan, the foremost poet of twentieth-century Korea, in English translation. Translated by an admirer of Yu Chi-whan as man and poet, the poems selected for inclusion in this volume provide an overview of his poetic world. Appearing in the chronological order […] (Link to online store)

Our Encounter: Selected Poems of Kyu-Hwa Kim
Kim Kyu-hwa tr Shin Hee-jae
Homa + Sekey, 2011

From the publisher’s website: Our Encounter contains fifty poems by Kyu-Hwa Kim that express real life situations in her own unique imagery: passing by, distance, love, loneliness, and anxiety, among others. The poems have some specific characteristics: well-structured, thoughtful and intellectual inspiration; common words that convey imaginary esthetic feeling with maturity; and good sense that […] (Link to online store)

Somewhere Far Away: Poems of Moon Hee Kim
Kim Moon-hee tr Jang Gyung-ryul
Homa + Sekey, 2011

From the publisher’s website: Poems in this volume reflect the poet’s life in a myriad of ways like the light cast through a prism. The fifty-three poems collected in the book fall into two groups: those that reveal what the poet feels and thinks while living her daily life, and those that deal with what […] (Link to online store)

There Remain Words to Say
Yoo Anjin tr Chan E Park
Ohio State University, 2011

From the publisher’s website: There Remain Words To Say includes select poems by Yoo An-Jin, 2010 recipient of the Ku Sang Literature Award. The volume contains a companion video CD with interviews, poems, and spoken and sung recitation, with English subtitles. (Link to online store)

Instances: Selected Poems
Choi Jeongrye tr Brenda Hillman, Choi Jeong-rye, Wayne De Fremery
Parlor Press, 2011

From the publisher’s website: One of Korea’s most exacting and innovative poets, Jeongrye Choi writes a poetry that uncovers the strangeness of everyday experience. Alert and streetwise, but tuned into the undercurrent of things, Choi’s poetry creates environments at once familiar but dreamlike, marked by a preternatural clarity. Favoring imagistic condensation and formal trimness, Choi’s […] (Link to online store)

The Early Lyrics, 1941–1960
So Chong-ju tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Cornell East Asia Series, 2011

From the publisher’s website: So Chong Ju, also known by the penname Midang, was born in Sonum village in the North Cholla Province of Korea, in 1915. His first poems were published in the late 1930s; his first collection of poems dates from 1941. The present volume contains the complete poems of his first four […] (Link to online store)

A New Season Approaching Devour It
Lee Kyunglim tr Choe Wolhee, Robert Hawks
Hawks, 2011

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ChaRyong’s Kiss
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Sang-wha
Bawoosol, 2011

Bilingual edition, only available in Korea. According to Brother Anthony, the volume contains “poems for children about his [Ko Un’s] daughter” (Link to online store)

Translucency: Selected Poems of Chankyung Sung
Sung Chan-kyung tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
Homa + Sekey, 2010

From the publisher’s website: Translucency puts together about fifty poems by Chankyung Sung that showcase his dexterous command of metaphor and subtle sensibility toward language. In these poems, Sung portrays a complex world of man’s spirit with refined language, opening a new horizon of intellectual poetry, or “metaphysical lyrics,” in Korea. It is not the […] (Link to online store)

I Heard Life Calling Me
Yi Song-bok tr George Sidney, Hye-jin Juhn Sidney
Cornell East Asia Series, 2010

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 […] (Link to online store)

Until Peonies Bloom
Kim Yeong-nang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Merwin Asia, 2010

From the publisher’s website: Kim Yeong-nang (1903–1950) is highly reputed in Korea for the delicate lyricism of his poems. Yet in many ways he has remained little known, even in Korea, limited to a small number of often anthologized poems. Although he was a resolute opponent of Japanese colonial rule, he did not suffer frequent […] (Link to online store)

Songs for Tomorrow: A Collection of Poems 1960-2002
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Gary Gach, Kim Young-moo
Green Integer, 2010

From the publisher’s website: In this long awaited full survey of the poetic writing of Korea’s leading literary spokesperson, the translators have gathered poems from 42 years, representing numerous of the author’s 135 books. As they note in their introduction, “Ko Un is…like a force of nature.” Born in 1933 in southwestern Korea, he grew […] (Link to online store)

Day-Shine
Chong Hyon-Jong tr Choe Wolhee, Peter Fusco
Cornell East Asia Series, 2010

From the publisher’s website: Powerfully inventive poems of love in contemporary life by Chong Hyon-jong, one of the most respected poets writing in Korea. The novelty of his poetic language with its narrative lyricism and provacative philosophy makes it impossible to classify Chong’s poetry, and yet it is a holder of tradition which embodies the […] (Link to online store)

Sending the Ship Out to the Stars
Park Je-chun tr Ko Chang-soo
Cornell East Asia Series, 2010

From the publisher’s website: Park Je-chun is a major poet in Korea today. His works are marked by a poetic imagination and a sensibility which draw largely on Korean Buddhist and Taoist traditions, as well as Korean classical literature. Though he is widely read in the Oriental classics and Western poetry, Park’s emotions, imagery, and […] (Link to online store)

Back to Heaven: Selected Poems of Ch’on Sang Pyong
Cheon Sang-byeong tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
Cornell East Asia Series, 2010

From the publisher’s website: These poems by “the happiest man in the world” are full of light though written in dark times. Ch’ōn had the art of seeing the beauty of life beyond all the pain, and of putting it into the music of words. Recently, many young Koreans have discovered in these poems and […] (Link to online store)

Walking on the Washing Line
Kim Seung-hee tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Hyung-jin
Cornell East Asia Series, 2010

From the publisher’s website: Kim Seung-Hee’s poetry is usually described in Korea as “feminist,” “subversive,” and “surrealist.” Most important is the way her poetic voices differ radically from any other Korean poet’s, male or female. Her work has sometimes found a readier acceptance among readers of the English translations than among Koreans reading the originals, […] (Link to online store)

Scale and Stairs
Ra Heeduk tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
White Pine Press, 2009

From the publisher’s website: The poems of Heeduck Ra are charged with a friction between image and idea, sound and sense. She glimpses an arc, which may light a path from the visible world to the invisible. Her work occupies the ever-shifting border region between what we know and what we do not know, a […] (Link to online store)

The Brush and the Sword: Kasa, Korean Classical Poems in Prose
Ed Sung-Il Lee tr Lee Sung-il
Cross Cultural Communications, 2009

Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Korean & Introduced with Commentaries & Notes by Sung-Il Lee. Sung-Il Lee lays before us samples of the great classical form of Korean poetry called Kasa, so sadly unknown to western readers along with any coherent knowledge of the country’s past and its culture. One will be so much better […] (Link to online store)

What?: 108 ZEN Poems
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
Parallax, 2008

Throughout his eventful life as a monk, poet, novelist, political dissident, husband, and father, Ko Un has remained a traveler on the Way. The poems in this collection, though strictly within the true Zen tradition, are as witty and down-to-earth as they are contemplative. Described by Allen Ginsberg as thought-stopping Koan-like mental firecrackers, the poems […] (Link to online store)

The Dream of Things: Selected Poems of Hyonjong Chong
Chong Hyon-Jong tr Kim Mi-jin, Kim Won-Chung
Homa + Sekey, 2008

From the publisher’s website: The Dream of Things brings together about 80 poems by Hyonjong Chong that best illustrate his unusual poetic imagination and polished skill. In these poems, Chong demonstrates his persistent pursuit of the relationship between poet and object. It is through thoughtful meditation about language and meticulous precision in word choice that […] (Link to online store)

Azaleas: A Book of Poems
Kim Sowol tr David R McCann
Columbia University Press, 2007

Publisher description: Available for the first time in English, Azaleas is a captivating collection of poems by a master of the early Korean modernist style. Published in 1925, Azaleas is the only collection Kim Sowol (1902-1934) produced during his brief life, yet he remains one of Korea’s most beloved and well-known poets. His work is a delightful and sophisticated […] (Link to online store)

What is Darkening
Ra Heeduk tr Choi Jongyoll
Jain Publishing, 2007

From the publisher’s website: What Is Darkening is a book of poetry which shows a mature exuviation. Seeing the intrinsic darkness of life, the poet casts off the hard shell of consciousness and can see ‘thousands of colors’ in a tree and hear ‘too many sounds’ in a drop. She is now a ‘discriminator of cries.’ […] (Link to online store)

Gas Light
Kim Gwang-gyoon tr Kyongju Hong-Ryou
Codhill Press, 2007

From the publisher’s website: A Short Piece It must be that the azaleas Bloom at dawn And fall at dusk. Over the low pine grove Behind the rocks in Samchung Dong They droop Whenever the clouds pass. All through April Unnoticed by any This year’s azaleas also Must be blooming in the shade And falling […] (Link to online store)

Woman on the Terrace
Moon Chung-hee tr Alec Gordon, Kim Seong-kon
White Pine Press, 2007

From the publisher’s website: Moon Chung-hee’s lyrical poems represent poignant self-examination, evoking moments of bewilderment and hopeful resignation to the passage of time and imprisoning conditions of her life. Her work explores the desire to escape the fetters of domesticity as a vehicle for understanding a woman’s journey and her negotiations between the desire for […] (Link to online store)

Eyes of Dew
Mah Chonggi tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
White Pine Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Chonggi Mah represents a unique figure in Korean poetry similar to that of William Carlos Williams, but with a twist. While he is recognized as an award-winning poet in Korea, he has worked in the United States as a doctor and professor. Many of his poems reflect his work as a […] (Link to online store)

Flowers of a Moment
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Gary Gach, Kim Young-moo
BOA Editions, 2006

“Bodhisattva of Korean poetry, exuberant, demotic, abundant, obsessed with poetic creation . . . Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.”—Allen Ginsberg “Korea’s greatest living Zen poet.”—Lawrence Ferlinghetti Flowers of a Moment is a treasure trove of more than 180 brief poems by a major world poet […] (Link to online store)

Anxiety of Words: Contemporary Poetry by Korean Women
Ed Don Mee Choi tr Don Mee Choi
Zephyr Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Anxiety of Words is the first anthology of Korean women’s poetry that challenges one of Korea’s most enduring literary traditions: that “yoryu” (female) poetry must be gentle and subservient. By using innovative language, and vividly depicting women’s lives and struggles within an often repressive society, these three contemporary poets defiantly insist that […] (Link to online store)

Abiding Places, Korea South & North
Ko Un tr Hillel Schwartz, Sunny Jung
Tupelo Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: In Abiding Places, Korean poet Ko Un has transfigured his homeland in lovely, observant, and penetrating poems uniting ancient and modern, secular and spiritual, art and politics, South and North. When his former political cellmate Kim Dae-Jung became President of Korea in 1998, Ko Un became the first citizen from the South […] (Link to online store)

The Book of Korean Poetry: Songs of Shilla and Koryo
Ed Kevin O'Rourke tr Kevin O'Rourke
University of Iowa Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: “Here at last in one English-language volume is the heart and soul of the Korean lyric tradition, brought to sensuous life by a poet who is our finest all-around translator of Korean literature.”—Bruce Fulton, Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation, University of British Columbia Korea’s history is divided […] (Link to online store)

A Love Song for the Earnest
Shin Kyung-nim tr James Han, Kim Won-Chung
Homa + Sekey, 2006

From the publisher’s website: For the Korean farmers of the second half of the twentieth century, Korea’s shift from a farming to an industrial society imposed hardship on their lives. Shin Kyungrim, who understood their pain and suffering, recorded their feelings in A Love Song for the Earnest, a collection of over sixty poems that […] (Link to online store)

Sunrise over the East Sea
Park Hi-jin tr Julie Pickering, Ko Chang-soo
Homa + Sekey, 2006

From the publisher’s website: This selection of Park Hi-jin’s poems includes about ninety of his poems of diverse lengths from among some two thousand poems he has published so far. Though they may not represent a fair cross section of his poetic works in content and expression, they do convey some of his more important […] (Link to online store)

Enough to Say It’s Far: Selected Poems of Pak Chaesam
Pak Chaesam tr David R McCann, Jiwon Shin
Princeton University Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: This is the first English translation of selected poems by one of the most important and unusual modern poets of South Korea. In contrast to the strident political protests found in the poetry of many of his contemporaries, Pak Chaesam’s work is characterized by intimate portraits of place, nature, childhood, and […] (Link to online store)

The Three Way Tavern
Ko Un tr Clare You, Richard Silberg
University of California Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Ko Un, the preeminent Korean poet of the twentieth century, embraces Buddhism with the versatility of a master Taoist sage. A beloved cultural figure who has helped shape contemporary Korean literature, Ko Un is also a novelist, literary critic, ex-monk, former dissident, and four-time political prisoner. His verse—vivid, unsettling, down-to-earth, and […] (Link to online store)

Ten Thousand Lives
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Gary Gach, Kim Young-moo
Green Integer, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Born in 1933 in a small rural village in Korea’s North Cholla Province, Ko Un grew up in a Japanese-controlled land that was soon to experience the horrors of the Korean War. He became a Buddhist monk in 1952, and began writing in the late 1950s. Ten Thousand Lives is his […] (Link to online store)

Journey to Seoul
Kim Kwang-kyu tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
DapGae, 2006

No information available. Book is available from Seoul Selection and LTI Korea. Read Brother Anthony’s essay on Kim Kwang-kyu’s poetic vistion here. (Link to online store)

The Depths of a Clam
Kim Kwang-kyu tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
White Pine Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Kim Kwang-kyu was born in Seoul in 1941 and is a professor in the German language and literature department at Hanyang University. He has written poetry sharply critical of the abuses of human dignity caused by corrupt politics and the structural contradictions brought about by the industrialization of society. Brother Anthony teaches […] (Link to online store)

Even Birds Leave the World
Hwang Ji-woo tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
White Pine Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Ji-Woo Hwang’s poems describe a life governed by the inescapable reality that all hell may break loose at any time, a reality that now permeates our own culture. His poems mix lyrical intensity with an acute political sensibility, creating an uneasy tension that makes them by turns moving, humorous, and unnerving. […] (Link to online store)

Because of the Rain: A Selection of Korean Zen Poems
Ed Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill tr Christopher Merrill, Kim Won-Chung
White Pine Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Buddhism was introduced to Korea via China in the fifth century and similar to China and Japan a long tradition of Zen poetry developed. This collection spans 1,500 years of this tradition with a selection of the key poets and teachers starting with Great Master Wonhyo the founder of Korean Zen […] (Link to online store)

Echoing Song: Contemporary Korean Women Poets
Ed Peter H Lee tr Peter H Lee
White Pine Press, 2006

From the publisher’s website: Echoing Song presents the work of 20 contemporary Korean women poets active from the 1970s to the present. Each poet is represented with 10 to 15 poems reflecting the range of their poetic development. This anthology demonstrates the originality and variety of modern Korean women’s poetry. The poets include Yi Hyangji, No […] (Link to online store)

Cracking the Shell: Three Korean Ecopoets
Ed Won-Chung Kim tr Kim Won-Chung
Homa + Sekey, 2005

From the publisher’s website: This poetry anthology contains ninety poems by three prominent Korean ecopoets who write about the endangered environment and deplore its impact on nature and mankind. Seungho Choi’s poetry is filled with explicit descriptions and pessimism that condemn the capitalist society and man’s selfish desires, which, he believes, can ultimately ruin the […] (Link to online store)

Life and Poems of Three Koreans: Kim Chi-Ha, Ko Un, Yang Song-Oo
Ed Harold Hakwon Sunoo tr Harold Hakwon Sunoo
XLibris, 2005
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From the publisher’s website: Harold Hakwon Sunoo was born on Feb. 2, 1918 in Pyongyang. On August, 1938, he came to the United States to meet his grandfather, Tom Sunoo, who came to the USA in 1904. Harold married Helen Sonia Shinn on Feb. 6, 1943 in San Francisco. He has two sons and three […] (Link to online store) LKL Review

A Shijo Poet at the Court of King Sonjo
Chong Ch'ol tr Kevin O'Rourke
Kegan Paul Intl, 2005

“A Shijo Poet at the Court of King Sonjo: The Pine River Songs” is a translation of Songgang kasa, Chong Ch’ol’s (1536-1593) famous collection of Korean songs. The translations are by Kevin O’Rourke, one of the foremost translators of Korean literature into English in the world today. The volume includes a biographical sketch of the […] (Link to online store)

River of Life, River of Hope
Pak Tu-jin tr Edward W Poitras
Eastbridge, 2005

River of Life, River of Hope is the first substantial survey in English of the work of one of Korea’s most revered and influential modern poets, Pak Tu-jin. Pak helped free modern Korean literature in the 1940s from its preoccupation with decadence and fashionable literary trends, finding a new voice rooted in nature and Korean […] (Link to online store)

Flowers Long for Stars
Oh Sae-young tr Clare You, Richard Silberg
Tamal Vista, 2005

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Everything Yearned For
Han Yongun tr Francisca Cho
Wisdom Publications, 2005

Publisher description: Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the […] (Link to online store)

Virtual Reality
Kim Young-moo tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Lee Jong-sook
DapGae, 2005

From the translator’s website: Young-moo Kim was a professor of English literature who began to write poetry quite late. He published 3 volumes. We worked together on my early translations, then he developed lung cancer and died soon after the publication of his 3rd volume, mostly devoted to his illness and the time he spent […] (Link to online store)

Eternity Today
Ku Sang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Seoul Selection, 2005

To celebrate the first anniversary of his death, a book of selected poems by the late Ku Sang (1919-2004) has been published by Seoul Selection in English translation. Translated by Brother Anthony of Taizé at Sogang University, the book contains a total of 99 poems arranged not in chronological order, but under five major themes: […] (Link to online store)

What the Spider Said
Ko Chang-soo tr Ko Chang-soo
Homa + Sekey, 2005

From the publisher’s website: This is a collection of short “epigrammatic” poems by Chang Soo Ko originally written in Korean. The narrator of the poems is conceived to be a “spider,” which to the poet’s mind represents a mystic observer with “spiderly” sense of humor. The poems were written with substantial attention to poetic vision […] (Link to online store)

Windflower
Moon Chung-hee tr Choe Wolhee, Robert Hawks
Hawks, 2004

The poems in this volume are selected and translated from Moon Chung-hee’s poetry written over three decades. They are short lyrical pieces of poignant self-examination, evoking moments of bewilderment and hopeful resignation to the passage of time and imprisoning conditions of life. (Link to online store)

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry
Ed David McCann tr David R McCann
Columbia University Press, 2004

From the publisher’s website: Korea’s modern poetry is filled with many different voices and styles, subjects and views, moves and countermoves, yet it still remains relatively unknown outside of Korea itself. This is in part because the Korean language, a rich medium for poetry, has been ranked among the most difficult for English speakers to […] (Link to online store)

I Want to Hijack an Airplane
Kim Seung-hee tr Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards, Steffen F Richards
Homa + Sekey, 2004

From the publisher’s website: The 103 poems in this volume by Kim Seung-hee cover a number of themes: sacredness of the life force, conditions of women, mother-daughter relationship, and husband-wife relationship. “Female Buddha” paints a vivid picture of a woman’s agony in the delivery room and the triumphant birth of a new life. In “The […] (Link to online store)

Drawing Lines: Selected Poems of Moon Dok-su
Moon Dok-su tr Julie Pickering, Ko Chang-soo
Homa + Sekey, 2004

From the publisher’s website: This selection of Moon Dok-su’s poems includes some eighty of his poems chosen from among a dozen different books and magazines. These poems cover a variety of subjects and show Moon’s perception of the world as well as his modernistic approach to poetic inspiration. He paints landscapes unseen in traditional Korean […] (Link to online store)

Traveler Maps
Ko Un tr David R McCann
Tamal Vista, 2004

From the University of Hawai’i Press website: Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Book of Poetry, Independent Book Publisher’s Association Many followers of Korean literature believe Ko Un—one of the country’s most revered and prolific writers—will be nominated for a Nobel Prize. Once a Buddhist monk, then a political dissident, and always a […] (Link to online store)

Flowers in the Toilet Bowl
Choi Seung-ho tr James Han, Kim Won-Chung
Homa + Sekey, 2004

From the publisher’s website: This volume brings together 65 poems from Choi Seungho’s ten books that best illustrate his thought and art. In many of his poems, Choi portrays the rampant desires of the “hypnotized” man and the gray landscape of the late consumer society. Choi tries to expose the illusory nature of man’s desire […] (Link to online store)

Even the Knots on Quince Trees Tell Tales
Ku Sang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
DapGae, 2004

From Ku Sang’s obituary in The Independent: The volume Mogwa ongduriedo sayeoni itta (1984, translated as Even the Knots on Quince Trees Tell Tales, 2004) contains 100 poems evoking his life’s stumbling progress through the agonies of modern Korean history. LKL note: the volume is pretty impossible to find in hard copy. It looks like […] (Link to online store)

Vision of a Phoenix
Ho Nansorhon tr Yang Hi Choe-Wall
Cornell East Asia Series, 2003

From the publisher’s website: The biography and writings of Ho Nansorhon (1563–1589), one of the finest poets of the entire Choson dynasty, who wrote during the Golden Age of Sino-Korean poetry. This period also witnessed the Confucianization of Korean society, when government-imposed sanctions greatly restricted the lives of Korean women, particularly those of the ruling […] (Link to online store)

Mu-ga: The Ritual Songs of the Korean Mudangs
Im Sok-jae tr Alan C Heyman
Jain Publishing, 2003

From the publisher’s website: Introduced and Translated by Alan C. Heyman This work is mainly comprised of a translation into English of four complete large-scale Korean Shaman ritual songs transcribed from tape recordings, which, until the present time, have remained either entirely untranslated, or, if otherwise, are only quoted in the form of brief excerpts […] (Link to online store)

Sky, Wind and Stars
Yun Dong-ju tr Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards, Steffen F Richards
Jain Publishing, 2003

From the publisher’s website: Born and raised in northern Manchuria during the colonial period of Korea, Yun Dong-ju was a poet of the utmost purity, beauty, and sincerity. His posthumously published collection of poems under the title Sky, wind, stars, and poems is one of the all-time favorites of Korean readers. Wishing not to have […] (Link to online store)

A Hundred Love Poems from Old Korea
Ed Kevin O'Rourke tr Kevin O'Rourke
Global Oriental, 2003

From the publisher’s website: Korea’s traditional love poetry is little known in the West. This anthology contains examples of all genres: vernacular to long lyrical poems. A witty informative commentary links the poems and sets them in context. (Link to online store)

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry
Ed Peter H. Lee tr Peter H Lee
Columbia University Press, 2002

From the publisher’s website: This groundbreaking anthology, edited by the veteran scholar who founded the field of Korean literature in the West, offers a representative selection from the four major genres of native Korean poetry: the Silla songs known as hyangga, Koryo songs, sijo, and kasa. The performance of oral songs was central to the […] (Link to online store)

The Book of Corrections: Reflections on the National Crisis During the Japanese Invasion of Korea, 1592-1598
Yu Songnyong tr Choi Byonghyon
Univ of California Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies, 2002

From the publisher’s website: The Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, known as the Imjin War, was one of the most tragic and traumatic experiences in Korean history. The magnitude of this tragedy was unprecedented. Hundreds of thousands died, and the country was devastated. It took many years for Korea to recover. Looking back upon […] (Link to online store)

Among the Flowering Reeds: An Anthology of Classic Korean Poetry Written in Chinese
Ed Kim Jong-gil tr Kim Jong-gil
White Pine Press, 2002

From the publisher’s website: Up until the 17th century, the bulk of Korean poetry was written in Chinese, the language of poets, scholars, and monks. This work became an integral part of Korean literary tradition. Among the Flowering Reeds, which introduces this important poetic tradition to the English-speaking audience, includes 100 poems spanning more than 1,000 […] (Link to online store)

Meditative Poems by Korean Monks
Ed Jaihiun Kim tr Kim Jaihiun
Jain Publishing, 2002

From the publisher’s website: Introduced and Translated by Jaihiun Kim This work is a chronological anthology of Zen poetry spanning the 6th through the 20th centuries. In his introduction the translator distinguishes Zen from other forms of Buddhism, and places it in its historical context. These intuitive poems chronicle the spiritual search as well as […] (Link to online store)

Brother Enemy: Poems of the Korean War
Ed Suh Ji-moon tr Suh Ji-moon
White Pine Press, 2002

From the publisher’s website: Twenty-one poets, male and female, North Korean and South Korean, well-known and long forgotten, appear in this collection, the first of its kind in English. The poems reflect the reality of living in a country torn in half by political ideologies. An introduction by translator Ji-moon Suh places the poems and […] (Link to online store)

Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon, and Choi Young-mi
Ed James Kimbrell, Yu Jung-yul tr James Kimbrell, Yu Jung-yul
Sarabande Books, 2002

From the publisher’s website: A superb introduction to the undiscovered treasures of contemporary Korean poetry. American poet James Kimbrell and translator/native speaker Yu Jung-yul have gathered leading representatives of three generations of Korean poets, from the Dada and surrealist influenced work of Yi Sang, to the colloquial, affirming poems of Hahm Dong-seon, and the brilliant […] (Link to online store)

The Book of Korean Shijo
Ed Kevin O'Rourke tr Kevin O'Rourke
Harvard, 2002

From the publisher’s website: The Korean genre known as shijo is short song lyrics. Originally meant to be sung rather than recited, these short poems are light, personal, and very often conversational. The language is simple, direct, and devoid of elaboration or ornamentation. The shijo poet gives a firsthand account of his personal experience of […] (Link to online store)

Strong Winds at Mishi Pass
Hwang Dong-gyu tr Dennis Maloney, Kim Seong-kon
White Pine Press, 2001

From the publisher’s website: The first widely available translation in English of one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets. Dong-Gyu Hwang is recognized as one of the most important poets in contemporary South Korea. This volume draws work from three of his recent books and includes a number of his Wind Burial poems that haven’t […] (Link to online store)

Voices in Diversity: Poets from Postwar Korea
Ed Ko Won tr Ko Won
Cross Cultural Communications, 2001

Voices in Diversity: Poets from Postwar Korea offers a selection of poems from 37 South Korean poets born in or after 1945, edited and translated by poet Ko Won. The selected poets represent the voice of a nation emerging from Japanese rule; they are witnesses to sweeping political, social and cultural developments who have distilled […] (Link to online store)

Variations: Three Korean Poets
Ed Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
Cornell East Asia Series, 2001

From the publisher’s website: This book showcases the work of three major Korean poets born at fourteen-year intervals, in 1921, 1935, and 1949. Each has tried to renew Korean poetry by bringing it into closer contact with everyday speech, social issues, and ordinary people’s lives. Kim Su-Young was a major pioneer, first developing as a […] (Link to online store)

Black Flower in the Sky: Poems of a Korean Bridegroom in Hiroshima
Chong Ki-Sheok tr Elizabeth Ogata, Naoshi Koriyama
University of Hawai'i Press, 2000

Chong, one of South Korea’s most famous poets, has received all the major literary awards of his country. Take two newly-wed Koreans surprised by war, carried off, one as a comfort woman, one as a factory slave. Let them find each other in Hiroshima just before the bomb drops. Let the man devote himself to […] (Link to online store)

Looking for the Cow: Modern Korean Poetry
Ed Kevin O'Rourke tr Kevin O'Rourke
Dedalus Press, 1999

This anthology of seventy-two poets covers the whole spectrum of Korean poetry in this century, with larger selections from the best-known poets, including Midang So Chung-Ju, Kim Sowol, and Kim Suyong. Many types of poetry, from the classical shijo to free-verse forms are represented. Many subjects are covered, from love and the love of nature, […] (Link to online store)

Farmers’ Dance
Shin Kyung-nim
Cornell East Asia Series, 1999

From the publisher’s website: Shin Kyong-Nim’s first volume of poems, Farmers’ Dance (Nong-mu), marked a major new step in the development of modern Korean poetry when it was published in 1973. The life of Korea’s oppressed rural masses had never before been highlighted in such a manner. For years, the poet had shared that life […] (Link to online store)

The Snow Falling on Chagall’s Village
Kim Chun-su tr Kim Jong-gil
Cornell East Asia Series, 1998

From the publisher’s website: Kim Ch’un-Su is one of the most original poets in modern Korean poetry. He was influenced by Rilke for a while, but embarked on a series of his own poetic experiments culminating in what he calls “the poetry of meaning.” An avowed purist, he would not believe in ideas, ideologies, or […] (Link to online store)

The Bamboo Grove: An Introduction to Sijo
Ed Richard Rutt (Editor) David McCann (Foreword) tr Richard Rutt
University of Michigan Press, 1998

From the publisher’s website: Series: Ann Arbor Paperbacks The sijo is the most popular and most Korean of all traditional Korean poetic forms, originating with the old songs of the Hyangka of the Sylla Empire (668-936) and the prose songs of the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392). Sometimes likened to haiku for its brevity, a typical sijo poem follows […] (Link to online store)

Heart’s Agony
Kim Chi-ha tr James Han, Kim Won-Chung
White Pine Press, 1998

From the publisher’s website: “In the back alley at daybreak I write you name, O democracy” -Chiha Kim (Link to online store)

The Moonlit Pond: Korean Classical Poems in Chinese
Ed Sung-il Lee tr Lee Sung-il
Copper Canyon, 1998

From the publisher’s website: Unlike poetry written in the vernacular, classical Korean poetry was heavily influenced by the great poets of the Tang and Sung dynasties and was written in Chinese, while reflecting a perspective which was uniquely Korean. This is the first and only comprehensive anthology of classical Korean poetry to appear in English. […] (Link to online store)

Modern Korean Verse in Sijo Form
Ed Jaihiun Kim, Robert Hatch tr Kim Jaihiun
Ronsdale Press, 1997

From the publisher’s website: A decade in the making, Jaihiun Kim’s ‘Modern Korean Verse in Sijo Form’ offers what will be the twentieth century’s definitive collection of sijo. Kim begins with the work of Nam-son Ch’oe in the early 20th century and brings the collection up to date with recent poems from Chi-yob Yi and […] (Link to online store)

Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
Parallax, 1997

Korea’s premier poet, the former Buddhist monk Ko Un, presents 108 Zen poems. From these poems we can taste hear, smell and see the life of Ko Un, who is affectionately called “the great mountain peak” by his friends. Note: this collection was subsequently updated and republished as What? in 2008 (Link to online store)

Songs of the Kisaeng
Ed Wolhee Choe, Constantine Contogenis tr Choe Wolhee, Constantine Contogenis
BOA Editions, 1997

Original Korean poems, written during the 16th and 17th centuries, and contemporary English translations. The original BOA Editions publication is now hard to find. Apparently however it is available as an eBook from LTI Korea. According to their website: This e-book was made by scanning and converting the original book using OCR software. We have […] (Link to online store)

The Sound of My Waves
Ko Un tr Brother Anthony of Taizé, Kim Young-moo
Cornell East Asia Series, 1996

This selection of poems by Ko Un, Korea’s leading writer, offers unique insights into how a great poet responds to the violence, war, and oppression that have ravaged Korea in this century. His first poems were written when Ko Un was a Buddhist monk. Later, he returned to a society where nihilism and doubt seemed […] (Link to online store)

Poems of a Wanderer
So Chong-ju tr Kevin O'Rourke
Dedalus Press, 1995

A collection from Korea’s premier living poet (Link to online store)

Singing Like a Cricket, Hooting Like an Owl
Yi Kyu-bo tr Kevin O'Rourke
Cornell East Asia Series, 1995

From the publisher’s website: Kyu-bo Yi (1168–1241), the greatest of the classical Korean poets, was born into a very turbulent period of history, when the Koryo kingdom was threatened from the north by barbarians and from within by the ongoing struggle for supremacy among the various factions. His poems, confessional and transcendent, describe moments of […] (Link to online store)

Classical Korean Poetry
Ed Jaihiun Kim tr Kim Jaihiun
Jain Publishing, 1994

From the publisher’s website: Introduced and Translated by Jaihiun Kim The 600 verses presented in this anthology will provide the reader with comprehensive and varied aspects of the sijo, the traditional Korean lyric, since its emergence as a fixed literary form as early as the late 12th century down to the 19th century. (Link to online store)

Modern Korean Poetry
Ed Jaihiun Kim tr Kim Jaihiun
Jain Publishing, 1994

From the publisher’s website: Introduced and Translated by Jaihiun Kim A companion volume to the Classical Korean Poetry, this anthology provides the reader a bird’s eye view of modern, 20th century Korean poetry, thus completing the sampling of the Korean poetry beginning with the 12th century through the present. (Link to online store)

Distant Valleys
Chong Chi-yong tr Daniel A Kister
Asian Humanities Press, 1994

From the LTI Korea website, which is just about the only place where you can buy this book: The poems of the early twentieth-century poet Chong Chi-yong breathe the air of the village, sea and mountains of the Korean peninsula. Fresh, concise, and rich in subtle, down-to-earth imagery, they brim with human affection and love […] (Link to online store)

Invisible Mountains
Shin Chang-ho tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Universal Press, 1994

From the back cover: Some years ago Shin Chang-ho gave me two clay figurines he made himself. I always keep them in front of me. The figurines, with their lovely quizzical expressions, seem to carry on an endless dialogue on the things nearest to Shin Chang-ho’s heart: poetry, pottery, painting. What is a poet? Someone, […] (Link to online store)

Contemporary Korean Poetry
Ed Jaihiun Kim tr Kim Jaihiun
Mosaic, 1994

I have prepared this anthology with the aim of providing the reader with a bird’s-eye view of modern Korean poetry, with its best sampling, from the 1920s to the 1980s, best in the sense that it represents the varied aspects of Korean poetry (Link to online store)

Selected Poems of Kim Namjo
Kim Nam-jo tr David R McCann, Hyun-Jae Yee Sallee
Cornell East Asia Series, 1993

From the publisher’s website: A generous selection of poems by one of Korea’s most honored and highly regarded poets. Kim Namjo published her first book of poems, Life (Moksum), in 1953. In the years since then, in another ten collections of poems, she has explored in her books, an intensely experienced religious faith, and a […] (Link to online store)

A Korean Century: River and Fields
Ku Sang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Forest Books, 1991

Over 100 poems of a spiritual nature. Born into a Catholic family in what is now North Korea, Ku Sang is one of South Korea’s leading poets. “”The poems display a rewarding blend of East and West, not only in religions (particularly Catholicism and Buddhism) but also in attitudes….A fine poet, well translated”” – World […] (Link to online store)

Pine River and Lone Peak: An Anthology of Three Choson Dynasty Poets
Ed Peter H Lee tr Peter H Lee
University of Hawai'i Press, 1991

From the publisher’s website: Taken from the pen names Chong Ch’ol and Yun Sondo, respectively, Pine River and Lone Peak represents the works of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Korean masters of the short lyric poetry (sijo) and narrative verse (kasa) forms. This new translation also includes the works of Pak Illo, as well as a […] (Link to online store)

Faint Shadows of Love
Kim Kwang-kyu tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Forest Books, 1991

The first Korean poet to deal with ecological themes, Kim creates poems full of delicate irony. Their satire is the more devastating for being quietly stated. Available from LTI Korea website or second-hand (Link to online store)

Wind Burial
Hwang Dong-gyu tr Grace Gibson, Hwang Dong-gyu
St Andrews Press, 1990

A collection of poetry from Korean poet Dong-gyu Hwang. “Hwang’s case is a unique phenomenon in Korean poetry. He survived the prevailing romantic gloom to achieve new depth and lucidity. His life-affirming voice has begun to ‘exercise’ power.” -Chong-ho Yu- (Link to online store)

Selected Poems of Pak Mogwol
Pak Mogwol tr Kim Uchang
Asian Humanities Press, 1990

No information available. (Link to online store)

Infant Splendor
Ku Sang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Samseong Publishing, 1990

Poems by Ku Sang (1919 – 2004) Translated by Brother Anthony Paintings by Jung Kwang (1935 – 2002) This one is pretty difficult to get hold of, and it is not listed in WorldCat. Abe Books seems to have a copy, but otherwise this title doesn’t show up much in internet search results. If it […] (Link to online store)

The Wind and the Waves: Four Modern Korean Poets
Ed Lee Sung-Il tr Lee Sung-il
Asian Humanities Press, 1989

No information available (Link to online store)

Wastelands of Fire
Ku Sang tr Brother Anthony of Taizé
Forest Books, 1989

This poetry is like the poet humble in its simplicity, rich in philosophy; a strange mixture of Buddhism and Christianity. Teague’s sensitive translations make this a pleasure to read. Time after time, the theme of the river returns as the best focus for thoughts about continuity and renewal, sin and redemption, past and future, time […] (Link to online store)

Korean Classical Literature: An Anthology
Ed Chung Chong-wha tr Chung Chong-wha
Kegan Paul Intl, 1989

LKL says: It looks like this title has now been digitised. According to the LTI Korea website, where you can probably acquire an eBook, the volume includes works by Pak Chiwon and Yi Injik. This is confirmed by a quick scan of the contents page which you can see on the Kindle version. Hard copies […] (Link to online store)

The Green Prodigals: Contemporary Stories and Poems from Korea
Ed Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English tr Tina L Sallee
Adelaide CRNLE, 1989

No contents list available, though according to the LTI Korea database the volume contains at least one story by Kim Dong-ni. Google suggests that the Kim Dong-ni story is The Marsh (in a translation by Chung Chong-hwa also available in Modern Korean Literature: An Anthology 1908-1965); and that the collection also includes Na To-hyang’s The Watermill […] (Link to online store)

Slow Chrysanthemums: Classical Korean Poems in Chinese
Ed Kim Jong-gil tr Kim Jong-gil
Anvil Press, 1987

Kim Jong-gil’s personal anthology of one hundred Korean poems written in Chinese covers a period of over a thousand years, from the late ninth century to the beginning of the twentieth. In his introduction to this fascinating poetry, Kim Jong-gil traces the background to the literary use of Chinese in Korea, and discusses the features […] (Link to online store)

The Anthology of modern Korean poetry
Ed Chung Chong-wha tr Chung Chong-wha
East West, 1986

No information available (Link to online store)

Unforgettable Things
So Chong-ju tr David R McCann
Si-sa-yong-o-sa, 1986

No information available (Link to online store)

Love’s Silence and Other Poems
Han Yongun tr Kim Jaihiun, Ronald B Hatch
Ronsdale Press, 1985

Yong-un Han (1879-1944) is recognised as Korea’s finest Buddhist poet of the twentieth century and also one of the country’s most influential political activists in the struggle against Japanese imperialism. Yong-un Han’s Buddhist insights and political passion combine to give his poetry great spiritual power. He describes the complexities of love as beginning in the […] (Link to online store)

Love in mid-winter night: Korean sijo poetry
Ed Chung Chong-wha tr Chung Chong-wha
Kegan Paul Intl, 1985

No information available (Link to online store)

Wren’s Elegy
Moh Yoon-sook tr Kim Jaihiun, Ko Chang-soo, Peter Hyun
Larchwood, 1980

Includes “Wren’s Elegy”, letters and journal entries, “The Pagoda”, an epic, and “Other Poems”, translated by Jaihiun Joyce Kim. Youn Sok Moh, a native of Wonsan, North Korea, received a B.A. in English literature and a doctorate in letters from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. (Link to online store)

The contemporary Korean poets: Korean poetry since 1920
Ed Jaihiun Joyce Kim tr Kim Jaihiun
Larchwood, 1980

According to Amazon (who do not stock it) the volume “Presents overall view of modern Korean poetry from 1920s to late 1960s by 64 representative poets.” According to Worldcat, a handful of British libraries hold it.

Gold Crowned Jesus and Other Writings
Kim Chi-ha tr Kim Chong-sun, Shelly Killen
Orbis Books, 1978

No information available (Link to online store)

Black Crane: An Anthology of Korean Literature
Ed David R McCann tr David R McCann
Cornell East Asia Series, 1977

Difficult to obtain other than in a couple of libraries in Denmark and Germany. (Link to online store)

Cry of the People and Other Poems
Kim Chi-ha tr Various
Autumn Press, 1974

Also available from LTI Korea. No further information available. (Link to online store)

Where Clouds Pass By: Selected Poems of Cho Byung-Hwa
Cho Byung-wha tr Kevin O'Rourke
Chung-ang University, 1974

No further information available. The title appears to be for sale at LTI Korea, and you might find second hand copies available somewhere. (Link to online store)

Poems from Korea: A historical anthology
Ed Peter H Lee tr Peter H Lee
University of Hawai'i Press, 1974

Compiled and translated by Peter H. Lee. Foreword by Norman Holmes Pearson Billed as the UNESCO collection of representative works, this volume contains works by many authors, from King Mu of Paekche onwards. According to Stanford University’s Searchworks, this collection was first published in 1964 under the title: Anthology of Korean poetry from the earliest […] (Link to online store)

Anthology of Korean Poetry from the Earliest Era to the Present
Ed Peter H Lee tr Peter H Lee
John Day, 1964

From the back cover: This is the first comprehensive anthology of Korean poetry ever published in the English language. In it Peter H. Lee, a Korean scholar, has selected and translated the verse of his country, ranging from the beginning of the Silla Dynasty, in 57 B.C., to the middle of the twentieth century. LKL […] (Link to online store)

Voices of the Dawn
Ed Peter Hyun tr Peter Hyun
John Murray, 1960

A Selection of Korean Poetry from the Sixth Century to the Present Day Also available from LTI Korea. No further information available (Link to online store)

Selected Poems of Kim So Wol
Kim Sowol tr Kim Dong-sung
Sung Moon Gak, 1959

Available from LTI Korea. No further information available (Link to online store)

Before Love Fades Away
Cho Byung-wha tr Kim Dong-sung
Chang Shin, 1957

No further information available. But I am surprised to find that, according to WorldCat, there is a copy in a public library within a mile or two of LKL Towers.

Songs from Korea
Ed Pyun Yung-tai tr Pyun Yung-Tai
Y.T. Pyun, 1936

Like the similar volume, Tales from Korea, this title was originally self-published (in 1936) and then republished on several occasions. For example the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has in its library a copy of the 1948 International Cultural Association of Korea edition. The Koreana Museum in Seoul has a copy of the 1936 edition […]

The Orchid Door
Ed Joan S Grigsby tr James Scarth Gale, Jessie McLaren, Joan S Grigsby
J L Thompson, 1935

“Usually considered to be the first volume of Korean poetry in English translation ever published”: Brother Anthony gives the background to the printing of this set of translations of ancient Korean poems, a volume illustrated by Lilian Miller. As he explains, Grigsby reworked some literal translations by James Scarth Gale and others, “taking them into […] (Link to online store)