SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Even if the darkness eats up the whole world, the sky is beautiful/That’s because there are stars out there/It’s just that stars come out when it’s dark and are invisible when it’s bright/We [handicapped poets] have been in the dark too long/We want to make our presence known as we can’t hide in the dark any longer/We are ones who came from the stars!
This is part of the introduction of an anthology “Poems from the Stars.” The new poem book was published by Bang Gui-hee, one of the well-known handicapped poets in Korea, with an ambition to publicize Korean poetry to the world.
The anthology contains poems of ten handicapped poets, including Kang Dong-seok, Kim Ok-jin, Kim Yul-do, Kim Jun-yeop, Kim Pan-gil, Noh Cha-dol, Suh Jeong-sul, Sohn Byung-gul, and Choi Myung-suk, as well as Ms. Bahng, in four different languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
This is the first time in Korea to publish a quadrilingual anthology book. The book comes with a CD poetry reading in four languages narrated by four native speakers.
By Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)