Shim Bo-Seon was born in Seoul in 1970, studied sociology at Seoul National University, and received his PhD from Columbia University. He made his debut in the Chosun Ilbo Annual Spring Literary Contest in 1994 and published his first collection, Seulpeumi opneun sip o cho (Fifteen Seconds without Sorrow), in 2008. This was followed by Nunape opneun saram (Someone not in Sight) in 2011 and Geueurin yesul (Smoked Art) in 2013. He is currently a professor of culture and management at Kyung-Hee Cyber University. He is a member of the Twenty-first Century Prospect Writer’s Group.
Brother Anthony of Taizé was born in England in 1942 and has been living in Korea since 1980. He taught English literature at Sogang University, Seoul, for many years and is now an emeritus professor there, as well as a chair-professor at Dankook University. He has published more than thirty volumes of English translations of modern Korean poetry, including eight volumes by Ko Un. His Korean name is An Sonjae.
Eun-Gwi Chung is associate professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She earned her PhD in poetics at SUNY Buffalo. She has translated many contemporary Korean poems into English.