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Kim Soo-Bok

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Kim Soo-Bok

Kim Soo-Bok was born in Hamyang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea, in 1953. He graduated from the Korean Language and Literature Department of Dankook University, Seoul, and continued his studies there to the completion of his doctorate. His first poems were published in 1975. His published collections include Jirisan taryeong (Ballad of Mount Jiri, 1977); Naje naon bandal (Half moon appearing by day, 1980); Saereul gidarimyeo (Waiting for birds, 1988); Ttodareun saweol (Another April, 1989); Gidohaneun namu (Praying Trees, 1989); Modeun gildeureun noraereul bureunda (All the roads are singing, 1999); Sarajin Pokpo (The vanished waterfall, 2003); Umurui nundongja (The eye of the well, 2004); Dareul ttara geonda (Walking after the moon, 2008); Oibak (Sleeping out, 2012). He has received the Pyeonun Award and the Award for Lyric Poetry. He is at present a professor in the Creative Writing Department of Dankook University.

Articles by Kim Soo-Bok

Mud Flats
By Kim Soo-Bok
She lies there with her hugely pregnant body.At dawn a ship leaves, cutting through her stomach.As it emerges from her body, headed for the sea,trailing its umbilical cord,oh, from within her body forcefully…
Translated from Korean by Brother Anthony of Taizé
Multilingual
from “The Final Cut”
By Jeong Ho-Seung
The four of them dragged the pig on the short ladder and lifted it onto the trestles in front of the sty. Their teeth clenched, the three men watched the woman, Diana Kampradt, the butcher.  “The…
Translated from German by Kim Soo-Bok
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