Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 10 (2017)

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Candle Light Protest, 12 November 2016, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul. Images From Chung Taek Yong in this issue of Azalea.

Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture volume 10 features the following writings, poetry, and artwork:


David R. McCann
Editor’s Note

I am bringing ten years’ association with AZALEA journal to an end with this essay, this issue. I am so very grateful to Young-Jun Lee, whose creation the journal was, is, and will always be, and also
to the translators, authors, and literary scholars in Korea, North
America, and around the globe who have contributed their work
to this effort. For Harvard University’s Korea Institute, which has
provided staff, office space, storage closets and shelves, and above all
a spirit of dedication to the field, my gratitude is immense. Finally,
my thanks to the International Communications Foundation of
Seoul, which has provided both financial support over the years and
encouragement for the effort here and in meetings in Korea on the
subject and the project.

Writer in Focus: Kim Sagwa

Bruce Futlon

Kim Sagwa

Strange and Ominous Presentiments

P’ul Recumbent

Speaking of Disdain

Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
A Conversation with Kim Sagwa

 Special Feature: Im Hwa

Kevin Michael Smith

Im Hwa

Selected Poems: Yŏnjudae, Woman Diver, Snow, Bright Soil, Earth and Bacteria, The Tank’s Departure, Storm Cloud—1927, Map, You’re Still Young, Hyŏnhaet’an, September 12th, Song of the Liberation Soldier, March 1st Is Coming, Where Are You Now?

Special Feature: Sijo Updates

David R. McCann
Sijo: Building the Base,
Spreading the Word and the Practice

Lucy Park
Bringing Sijo to a New World

Ivanna Yi
Teaching the Performative Dimensions of Korean Literature

Elizabeth Jorgensen
Publishing Sijo in an American Creative Writing Class


Hwang Chŏngŭn
Excerpt from All the Way

Ch’oe Yun,
The Clearing

Koo Byung-mo
Clever Else Melts into Oblivion

Theater Poem

Kim Kyung Ju
Butterfly Sleep

Special Feature: The Story of Queen Inhyeon

Minsoo Kang
Introduction to the Translation of Record of the Virtue of Queen Inhyeon, Lady Min
Record of the Virtue of Queen Inhyeon, Lady Min


Chung Taek Yong

Image Index

Notes on Contributors

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

azalea 10About the Journal

Azalea promotes Korean literature among English-language readers. Azalea introduces to the world new writers as well as promising translators, providing the academic community of Korean studies with well-translated texts for college courses. Writers from around the world also share their experience of Korean literature or culture with wider audiences.


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