Woman on the Terrace

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Pub Date: 10/01/2007

Pages: 96

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996861

ISBN 10: 1893996867

Price: $15.00 / $19.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Asian / General

Woman on the Terrace

By Moon Chung-hee, Seong Kon Kim, Alec Gordon

Price: $15.00



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.

About the Book

Moon Chung-hee is a poet of wild nature, vigorous energy, and sparking passion.


Moon Chung-hee, is one of the most celebrated poets living in South Korea today, was born in 1945. Moon has published eleven books of poems and she has received prestigious Korean poetry awards including The Sowol Poetry Prize, the Chung Ji-yong Poetry Prize, and the Contemporary Literature Award. Her poems have been translated into nine languages including German, Seong-Kon Kim, is a translator, editor and literary critic, has translated Hwang Tong-Kyu's Strong Winds at Misi Pass and a collection of whale poems by 50 Korean poets, A Galaxy of Whale Poems. He was Dean of the School of Language Education at Seoul National University. Alec Gordon,is a poet, translator and professor teaching at the Graduate School of International Area Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. Among his published books include Cultural Studies in Asia and A Galaxy of Whale Poems. He is presently writing a book of essays on translation, philology, and language.