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Seoul, South Korea

  • Seoul 12 Yulgokno 10 gil, Jongno-gu Seoul South Korea (map)

BEING IN-BETWEENNESS Poets Read Poetry with Ed Bok Lee

7 - 8:30 pm
North Terrace book-cafe
27-12 Yulgok-ro 10-gil
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Free admission.

An evening of international poetry with Ed Bok Lee, Megan Sungyoon, Jeongrye Choi, Sin Yong-mok and translators.

Ed Bok Lee is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Mitochondrial Night. Lee is an Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University, and for two decades has also taught in programs for youth and the incarcerated. Honors include the American Book Award, Minnesota Book Award, Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), and a PEN/Open Book Award.

Megan Sungyoon is an MFA candidate in Poetry and Literary Translation at Columbia University. Sungyoon writes, reads, and makes stuff in Korean and English, mostly in New York for now.

Jeongrye Choi (최정례) is a celebrated Korean poet. She recently spent time as a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia (UK) and has just published translations of prose poems by James Tate.

Sin Yong-mok (신용목) is a popular younger Korean poet. He received the Baek Seok Award in 2017.

Brother Anthony has been translating Korean poetry for over 30 years.

Chung Eun-Gwi is a translator and professor of poetry at Hankuk University.

Come and hear some great poets read and talk about their work. Some poems will be in English, some in Korean and English. Refreshments served. This is a rare event in Seoul, all are welcome. Entrance is free. Please indicate on Facebook if you plan to come, if at all possible.

Co-sponsored by the Royal Asiatic Society—Korea branch.

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