Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated by Eunhwa Choe, Rachel S. Rhee, and Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards. "These poems come wrapped in nature—trees, stars, moon, sea, rain, bees, clouds. Yoon-Ho Cho's images are crisp, his poems concise—not a word is wasted. Some slight aspect of the natural world ignites the poet's imagination, and the insights produced hurl the reader into an unexpected delight like 'the moon smiles,' or 'Light is not light if it fails to illuminate.' Sparks have been evoked from dust, light has been roused from the shadows of falling leaves. These poems are startling, comforting, disturbing. Like life, sometimes the road is soothing and peaceful, and sometimes it is disturbing and filled with apprehension. Yoon-Ho Cho reveals his mastery of subtle emotions with evocative language that resonates like a tingling through the flesh."—Bill Wolak
Yoon-Ho Cho is a poet, born in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea, in 1938. He made his literary debut in 1963 by winning the New Writer's Award from Jayu Munhak literary magazine. He worked as a news reporter for TBC (Radio and TV) in South Korea. He immigrated to the United States in 1971. He has published six books of poetry, including Will Meet Like Wildflowers, The Love of an Apple Tree, and The Light of Love. He is a recipient of many awards, including the 2017 Korean-American Poet Association of Literature Award, an Honorable Mention for his poem "Light of Love" at the International poetry Contest, held by the poetry group Immagine & Poesia, Amici de Guido Cozzano, and Comune de Aglie (Italia). He is both an editor and the publisher of Korean Expatriate Literature and International Modern Poetry.
Author City: SANTA FE SPG, CA USA