I’m going… I’ve only read one of his books but it was really great.

The Korean Cultural Center and Green Integer/Douglas Messerli
invite you to a reading and reception
for the noted Korean poet, Ko Un
on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 7:30pm

Location: The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(parking is located behind the Center)

Ko Un will be reading in Korean, Douglas Messerli in English

Born in 1933 in southwestern Korea, Ko Un grew up in a Japanese-controlled land that was soon to experience the horrors of the Korean War. In 1952 he became a Buddhist monk, and began writing in the late 1950s. Since that time, Ko has been recognized as one of the most notable of living Korean writers and has regularly been nominated and short-listed for the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1982 Ko Un published his Collected Poems in Korea. The Los Angeles Publisher, Green Integer, has published two volumes in English by Ko Un to date, Ten Thousand Lives, selections from Ko Un’s 25 volumes of poems about people he has met during his life, and Songs for Tomorrow, selected poems from 1960-2002.