Lee Hong (이홍)

“A Time of Goodbyes: Part 1” by Lee Hong

May, 1996: 19 year-old me is slowly slipping further away from home. The backs of a few buildings have already begun to blur by the time I arrive at the bus stop, bra strap adjusted...

Heo Yeong-Ja (허영자)

“Lover” by Heo Yeong-Ja

Gaze secretly downwards on clear days through clearness on rainy days through rain in dew in flowers in the morning star… my love in all creation it is you I see.   그윽히 굽어보는 눈길...

Hwang Yoon-Sook (황윤숙)

“To Loneliness” by Hwang Yoon-Sook

Some poets, on seeing a wheel, want to roll. Some painters, on seeing a flat surface lifted up, want to walk along inside it. Me, on seeing worn planks raised up and scattered, I want...

Jeong Yeon-Bin (정유빈)

Interview with Jeong Yeon-Bin

This post is a translation of an interview appearing on Channel Yes.   Jeong Yeon-Bin: “If there’s something you want to do, it’s not bad to do it alone.”   Please introduce yourself a little...

Jeong Il-Geun (정일근)

“Classroom with an Ocean View” by Jeong Il-Geun

So clear. Heat hardly knows to write anything but my name. In the window cleaned so kindly, a distant shoreline and an island—it’s tender brother. Something drawn by heat so thoughtfully for eyes chilled by...

Jang Yeong-Hee (장영희)

“Let Love Be Painful” by Jang Yeong-Hee

When a new semester starts, campus  is always bustling and lively.  Everywhere you look, there are shining faces and gorgeous smiles overflowing with hope and joy. Students seem happy just to be alive, and you...

Heo Yeong-Ja (허영자)

“To the Leafless Tree” by Heo Yeong-Ja

The dark night fills with fear, but… The frigid winter is even worse, but.. Tree, O shivering tree, stripped of all your clothes, As joy comes at the end of a test, once the darkness...

Heo Yeong-Ja (허영자)

“Rainy Days” by Heo Yeong-Ja

Rainy days, I’m reminded of my youth. That period where my heart stood like a tree woefully drenched in the rain. Rainy days, I’m reminded of my youth. A vague rain over a field of...