Won-Chung Kim is a professor of English Literature at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa, and has published articles on American ecopoets including Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, Robinson Jeffers, A.R. Ammons, and W.S. Merwin in journals such as ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment), CLCWeb, and Comparative American Studies. Kim has also translated twelve books of Korean poetry into English, including Cracking the Shell: Three Korean Ecopoets and Heart's Agony: Selected Poems of Chiha Kim. Kim has co-edited with Simon Estok East Asian Ecocriticisms: A Critical Reader (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He has also translated John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra and Thoreau's Natural History Essays into Korean. His first book of poetry, I Thought It Was a Door, was published in 2014.