Buddhism was introduced to Korea via China in the fifth century and similar to China and Japan a long tradition of Zen poetry developed. This collection spans 1,500 years of this tradition with a selection of the key poets and teachers starting with Great Master Wonhyo the founder of Korean Zen Buddhism.
Christopher Merrill is directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
About the Author
Won-Chung Kim is a professor of English Literature at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He is the co-translator of Heart's Agony by Chiha Kim and is currently translatiing an anthology of Korean nature poets. Christopher Merrill has published four collection of poetry, including Watch Fire and is the author of several books of non-fiction inclusing the recent, Things of a Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain. He has translated work from several languages and his works include Anxious Moments by Ales Debeljak. He directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.