Woman on the Terrace
About the Book
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 freedom and domestic reality.
Moon Chung-hee is one of the most celebrated poets living in South Korea today. Since her debut in 1969, Moon has published eleven books of poems. She is currently the poetry chair at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea.