Moon was born in Boseong, Jeolla Province and is the first female writer to publish a poetry volume in Korea. She has published 14 volumes of poetry, poetic play, and essays and over 60 volumes of other writings including such titles as, The Sea of Karma, and The Writer’s Love. Her poetry collections have been translated and published into nine different languages and 14 volumes in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. She was invited to international literary symposiums at the University of Iowa, University of California Berkeley in the U.S. as well as University of Venice in Italy and Stockholm University in Sweden. She was also invited to various literary fairs and events of France, Cuba, Spain, China, Japan, Chile, Argentina, and Russia. She garnered various literary prizes in Korea including the Hyundae Literary Award, Korea Culture and Arts Grand Prize, and the Samsung Award for Creative Women. She has also won international awards such as Poet of the Year in Macedonia and the 2010 Cikada Prize, an award founded in commemoration of the birth of Swedish Nobel-laureate-poet, Harry Martinson. She is a chair professor at Dongguk University.