Strong Winds at Mishi Pass

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The first widely available translation in English of one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets.

Tong-Gyu Hwang is recognized as one of the most important poets in contemporary South Korea. This volume draws work from three of his recent books and includes a number of his Wind Burial poems that haven't appeared in English previously. "Hwang uniquely combines bold contemporary images and traditional Oriental spareness to reveal the integrity of a world where nature ...

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Overview

The first widely available translation in English of one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets.

Tong-Gyu Hwang is recognized as one of the most important poets in contemporary South Korea. This volume draws work from three of his recent books and includes a number of his Wind Burial poems that haven't appeared in English previously. "Hwang uniquely combines bold contemporary images and traditional Oriental spareness to reveal the integrity of a world where nature and human beings must rely on each other in the face of all that would strip away meaning and dignity."—Grace Loving Gibson.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893996106
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Maloney is a poet, translator,and landscape architect. His books of translation include The House In the Sand and Isla Negra by pablo Neruda, The Naked Women by Juan Ramon Jimenez, and There is No Road: Proverbs of Antonio Machado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Tong-Gyu Hwang: Traveling Poet Who Defeats Death 7
Dream Flower 11
Meeting Wonhyo at O-Uh Temple 12
Like a Thief, I Drove My Jeep in the Night 14
The House of Ho Nansolhon 15
The Last Poem 16
The Day We Buried Kim Hyon 17
At My Friend's Grave 17
Kim Hyon's Real Name 18
In Autumn 19
The Sound of Rain in Late Autumn 20
An Early Winter Night 21
I Felt Like Driving on Icy Roads 22
On Local Roads 23
Strong Wind at Mishi Pass 24
A Conversation at "Five-Color Valley" 27
Seven Variations on Li Po's Main Theme 28
Leibniz, Who Enjoyed Death 30
Natural Spring at Sambong 31
Cicada 32
A Cricket 33
Wearing Rock Moss 34
When My Knees Begin to Ache 35
Staying Up All Night Writing 36
A Wandering Star 38
On Earth 39
The Devil 40
Reading Your Memoir of My Younger Days 42
My Fellow Poet Kyo-won Oh 43
A Brief Secular Mass for Hwang Inchol 44
A Skeleton That Smiles Properly 45
S.O.S. 46
Flowers in Cement Country 47
In Last Night's Dream 48
A Dandelion in My Apartment 49
Why is Morundae in Chongson? 50
Journey to Morundae 55
The Koryo Burial 58
Kwanak Diaries 1 59
Kwanak Diaries 2 60
Forgetting My Army I.D. 61
Sleeping in Pyongch'ang 62
The Bread of This World 63
If Mankind Wants to Survive 64
Stingray 65
Plum Blossom 66
Listening to "A Survivor from Warsaw" 67
My Heart Aches Today 68
The Road to T'omal 69
Wind Burial 17 73
Wind Burial 18 74
Wind Burial 19 75
Wind Burial 20 76
Wind Burial 21 77
Wind Burial 22 78
Wind Burial 23 79
Wind Burial 24 80
Wind Burial 25 81
Wind Burial 26 82
Wind Burial 27 83
Wind Burial 28 83
Wind Burial 29 84
Wind Burial 30 84
Wind Burial 31 85
Wind Burial 32 85
Wind Burial 33 86
Wind Burial 34 86
Wind Burial 35 87
Wind Burial 36 87
Wind Burial 37 88
Wind Burial 38 88
Wind Burial 39 89
Wind Burial 40 90
Wind Burial 41 90
Wind Burial 42 91
Wind Burial 43 92
Wind Burial 44 92
Wind Burial 45 93
Wind Burial 46 94
Wind Burial 47 95
Wind Burial 48 96
Wind Burial 49 97
Wind Burial 50 98
Wind Burial 51 98
Wind Burial 52 99
A Poor Love Song 1 100
A Poor Love Song 2 100
A Poor Love Song 3 101
A Poor Love Song 4 101
A Poor Love Song 5 102
A Poor Love Song 6 102
A Poorer Love Song 1 103
A Poorer Love Song 2 103
A Poorer Love Song 3 104
A Poorer Love Song 4 104
A Poorer Love Song 5 105
A Poorer Love Song 6 105
The Poorest Love Song 1 106
The Poorest Love Song 2 106
The Poorest Love Song 3 107
The Poorest Love Song 4 108
The Poorest Love Song 5 109
The Poorest Love Song 6 110
Notes on the Poems 111
The Author and the Translators 117
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