Scale and Stairs (Korean Voices #13)
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The poems of Heeduck Ra are charged with a friction between image and idea, sound and sense. She glimpses an arc, which may light a path from the visible world to the invisible. Her work occupies the ever-shifting border region between what we know and what we do not know, a zone in which to apprehend the world anew.
Heeduk Ra has published five books of poetry and two of prose, for which she has received many honors. She teaches creative writing at Chosun University and is regarded as one of the best poets in Korea.
White Pine Press (NY), 9781893996243, 128pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
About the Author
Ra Hee Duk was born in Nonsan in 1966, and educated at Yonsei University. She has published five books of poetry and two of prose, for which she has received many honors. She teaches creative writing at Chosun University, and is regarded as one of the best poets in Korea. Christopher Merrill has published four collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; several edited volumes and works in translation; and four books of nonfiction. He directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. 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.