Read More About Korean Poet Ko Un

The beloved cultural figure and most prolific living Korean writer read in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall.

Poet, Ko Un

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7:30 pm   Poetry Reading (followed by a book signing)
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Ko Un will present his poems in Korean, and David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature at Harvard University, will introduce Ko Un and read the English translations. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Ko Un's visit is supported by the Smith College Lecture Committee, the Ada Howe Kent Fund, the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, the Korean American Students of Smith, the Sunshik Min Endowment for the Advancement of Korean Literature at the Korea Institute at Harvard University, and the Daesan Foundation.

For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


Ko Un has published more than 135 volumes of poetry, fiction, essays, translations and drama and has twice won the prestigious Korean Literature Prize.

Search by author <Ko, Un> to find books in the Five College Library Catalog.


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    Biography Resource Center
    Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online, 2009.

Online Texts

    Expanded Academic Index
    Search by keyword for <Ko Un> to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews.
    Use SC Links SCLinks to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Video results for Ko Un (Google)
Ko Un's website (Korean & English)




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