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 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.
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.