"These poems have magic."--Willis Barnstone, author of Sweetbitter Love: Poems of Sappho "Ko Un's work springs from a passionate dedication to the task of making whole again the narratives of the disrupted lives of Korea's people. No one has done more for what is coming gradually but ever more clearly to be recognized as Korea's literature of the twenty-first century."--David McCann, Director of the Korea Institute at Harvard University "Ko Un is a crucial poet for the twenty-first century and this is an enormously fresh and vivid translation."--Robert Hass
"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for poetry, from the Lamont to the Bollingen and the Pulitzer. The present volume replaces his 1980 Selected Poems and contains, in addition, poems from the last 15 years. From the Trade Paperback edition.