I am Homeland: Twelve Korean-American Poets

I am Homeland: Twelve Korean-American Poets

by Yearn Hong Choi (Editor)


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Yearn Hong Choi has gathered here a group of Korean-American poets that reflects their diversity in both real and imagined experiences. This anthology celebrates the strengths of history and culture that add so much to American literature. These brave and sensitive poems demonstrate how compelling are the aspirations that we all share. When we feel trapped in the crevice between life and death or experience the sorrows of violence and war, we treasure the beauty of those sacred moments held dear. These poems reveal the beginnings of a new life while holding onto a spiritual kinship to the homeland of their childhood. Such a collection of diverse poets makes I Am Homeland a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves poetry and appreciates good literature.
-J. Glenn Evans, Founder/Director of PoetsWest, Poet, Novelist and Activist for a Better World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986060007
Publisher: Poetic Matrix Press
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Yearn Hong Choi is a prolific and distinguished writer who has won awards in Korea and the US with six books of poetry and one collection of short stories. His essays and short stories have appeared in prestigious journals such as Short Story International and World Literature Today. In 1994, he became the first poet from Korea to be invited to read at the Library of Congress; Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Gwendolyn Brooks introduced Choi by reading a poem she wrote about him. He served as executive director of the Korean PEN Center and edited Korean Literature Today. He founded the Korean Poets and Writers Group and the Korean-American Poets' Group in Washington, DC. A Ph.D in political science and public administration from Indiana University, he has written extensively on current issues in Korea and Korean-US relations, worked for the federal government, and taught at the University of Wisconsin, Old Dominion University, the University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Seoul, retiring in 2006. He is the author of the memoir, SONG OF MYSELF: A KOREAN-AMERICAN LIFE (2010), and editor of the collection, I AM HOMELAND: TWELVE KOREAN- AMERICAN POETS (2013), both published by Poetic Matrix Press.

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