Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Edited by Yoon-Ho Cho and Stanley H. Barkan. "POSTCARD FROM THE DESERT is a bilingual (Korean-English) collection of poetry by Sang-Hee Kwak, an immigrant to America in 1963. The poetry focuses on oriental thinking about nature and accounts of human tragedies, but with a hopeful attitude. Sang-Hee Kwak is a true poet. Her work deftly floats and penetrates both in English and Korean. She writes about everything, but her most works sharply employs nature as a departure points for something deeper and wider."—Paul Catafago
"Sang-Hee Kwak cherishes a positive attitude, which contains human tragedies and alienation from the present era, with her unique creativity in her subtle transcendental contemplation based on the oriental thinking of nature and cognizance of native lyricism."—Jae Hong Kim
Sang-Hee Kwak, Poet and Writer (came to US in 1963) has published 8 volumes of poetry, 3 essays, 3 novels (Korean and English)l, many Anthologies: among those are The Source (1983), International Women Poets (1994), Representative of "Blue Ocean Translation Institute." She was awarded the Olympoetry Poet (1994, in Spain), Several awards in Korea and US, including Appreciation for Ex in Poetry (1997, UPLI), Dong San Foundation, Mijushin from The New Poetic Waves (2006), Wold Excellent Woman Poet (1998) Poet Laureate (UPLI, 2007) etc. Conducting: English and Korean Writing Clinic (KALA, 1984-). Also she is an inspirational lecturer among Korean-American. Publisher of Magazine: The Life and Literature. Kwak is an artist, and an Educator who has been conducted an Educational Institutes for 30 years.
Author City: WHITESTONE, NY USA