One on One

Poetry and Life
10.12.(Sat) 19:00~20:00
@DDP CREA | MC: Hwang InChan
Forrest Gander, an American poet honored with the Pulitzer Prize (2019), and Moon Chung-hee, one of the most celebrated poets in Korea, will talk about poetry and life. For them, poetry is life and life is poetry. Readers will have a chance to hear about their literary worlds and personal experiences related to poetry.


  • Forrest Gander Poet, USA
    Forrest Gander is an American writer, translator, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. His books include several poetry collections: Be With (2018), Eye Against Eye (2005), Torn Awake (2001), Science & Steepleflower (1998) etc. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, Whiting Foundations, etc. Gander’s most recent collection, Be With was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2018 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2019. His poetry collection Core Samples from the World published in 2011 was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • Moon Chung-hee Poet, Korea
    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.


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