Jeong Ho-Seung (born 1950) is probably Korea's most popular poet. His poetry collections are Seulpeumi gippeumege (Sorrow to Joy, 1979), Seoului yesu (Seoul's Jesus, 1982), Saebyeok pyeonji (Dawn Letter, 1987), Byeolteureun ttatteuthada (Stars Are Warm, 1990), Saranghadaga jugeobeoryeora (Love, Then Die, 1997), Oerounikka saramida (Human Because Lonely, 1998), Nunmuri namyeon gichareul tara (If Tears Flow, Take a Train, 1999), I jalbeun sigan dongan (During this Short Moment, 2004), Poong (Embrace, 2007), Bapgap (Rice-Price, 2010), and Yeohaeng (Journey, 2013). He has received the Seoul City Literary Award, the Jeong Ji-yong Literary Award, the Pyeonun Literary Award, the Sanghwa Poetry Award, and the Gongcho Literary Award.
Brother Anthony of Taizé was born in Cornwall (UK) in 1942, He studied medieval European literature at the University of Oxford. A member of the Community of Taizé since 1969, he has been living in Korea since 1980. He is now an Emeritus Professor of Sogang University (Seoul) and a Chair-Professor at Dankook University. A prolific translator, since 1990 he has published some fifty volumes of translations of Korean literature, mostly contemporary poetry. He took Korean citizenship in 1994. He received the Korean government’s Award of Merit (Culture) in 2008. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary MBE by Queen Elizabeth.
Susan Hwang is a doctoral student studying modern Korean literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received an MA at Columbia University and is presently writing her dissertation on the history of literary criticism in South Korea since the mid-1960s, with a focus on the changing relationship between dissident politics and literary production.