Poetry. With illustrations by Lee Cheong-cho. Translated from the Korean by Kim Hana. Kwon Cheonhak presents a poetry collection on people, love, life, and a poetic thirst that persists into one's twilight years. This collection features Kwon's original Korean poems as well as translations that won the Min Chapbook Competition co-organized by Tamal Vista Publications and Harvard University's Korea Institute. Each poem is accompanied by a painting by artist Lee Cheong-cho. Professor Steven Cramer of Lesley University, who served on the competition's panel of judges, referred to poem 2H2 + O2 = 2H2O as "the strongest single poem in the whole set of all submissions." Kwon won the 2010 Grand Prize in the Kyung Hee University Overseas Korean Literary Awards and the 2015 Distinguished Poetry Award from Writers International Network Canada.
Kwon debuted through the literary journal Hyundae Munhak, and served as a member of Jindan Si, a poetry society. She immigrated to Canada in 2008, and was awarded the Kyung Hee University Overseas Korean Literary Award in 2010 for the short story "Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi." Kwon was also awarded the Distinguishd Poet Award in 2015 by Writers International Network Canada. Kwon currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, and is an active member of PEN International, the Society of Korean Poets, and the World Sijo Poet Forum. Her poetry collections include Silvery Fish Caught in a Net (Korean), 2H2+O2=2H2O (translated into English by Hana Kim), and Making a Phone Call to the Heart of an Empty City (translated into Japanese by Yoshitoshi Kanazawa and Taek-myeong Kwon).Author City: SEOUL KOR