Korean Poetry Featured at Two MĀNOA Events

Kim Soo-Bok, left, with MĀNOA editor Frank Stewart.

Selections of poetry from the winter 2015 volume MĀNOA: The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth Century Korean Poetry were read aloud twice in as many days in February with sponsorship by the UH-Manoa Center for Korean Studies, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, and UH-Manoa English Department.

A post on MĀNOA’s Facebook page detailed the event:

In introducing Lee Si-Young, Kim Seung-Hee, and Kim Soo-Bok at “Korean Poetry Today: A Symposium Featuring Three Contemporary Korean Poets,” Brother Anthony of Taizé said that we in the audience were fortunate to hear writers who were not only among the best in their country but also among the best in the world. It was gratifying to have this borne out in an excellent reading. … The poets read their work in stirring voices, alternately robust and sensuous, and we hope there are more events at which their poems can be heard and appreciated.

 The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth Century Korean Poetry is available digitally via Project MUSE and print issues can be ordered through the University of Hawai’i Press.