The Library of Congress International Literature Series presents a Sept. 19 reading and discussion with accomplished Korean poet Ko Un, who was featured in the recent Mānoa issue, The Colors of Dawn: Twentieth Century Korean Poetry. Ko Un, frequently mentioned as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be joined by Mānoa editor Frank Stewart and one of the volume translators, Brother Anthony.
The Library of Congress event is free and open to the public and is presented in partnership with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI). Learn more about the event the Library of Congress website.
The following day, Sept. 20, George Washington University will also host a bilingual reading with Ko Un and Brother Anthony. More information, including an event schedule, can be found at the reading’s event page.
About Ko Un
Ko Un is one of Korea’s most prolific and popular poets. He has published 155 books, of which about 70 are poetry books. More than 50 volumes of his work have been translated into over 30 languages. Winner of some 20 prestigious literary awards, he is frequently mentioned as a contender for a Nobel Literature prize.
About The Colors of Dawn:
Throughout the twentieth century, few countries in Asia suffered more from foreign occupation, civil war, and international military conflict than Korea. The Colors of Dawn brings together the moving and powerful voices of over forty Korean poets from these turbulent years. In the midst of internal and external conflicts, Korea’s poets―threatened by the authorities with torture, imprisonment, and death―found ways to express their fierce desire for freedom and self-governance. Order a copy of The Colors of Dawn.