Special Event: 'Being In-Betweenness: Poets read poems with Ed Bok Lee'

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
North Terrace Cafe Basement
Tour Leader: 
Brother Anthony
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Being In-Betweenness:

Poets read poems with Ed Bok Lee

Brother Anthony has worked to bring this group together in a single night, which is August 6 (Tuesday). Please find his letter below. 
'Being In-Betweenness: Poets read poems with Ed Bok Lee'


When?   Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 7 – 9:30 pm

Where?    North Terrace book-cafe  

What?    An evening of poetry with Ed Bok Lee, Megan Sungyoon, Jeongrye Choi, Sin Yong-mok and translators.


Ed Bok Lee is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Mitochondrial Night. Lee is an Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University, and for two decades has also taught in programs for youth and the incarcerated. Honors include the American Book Award, Minnesota Book Award, Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), and a PEN/Open Book Award.

Megan Sungyoon is an MFA candidate in Poetry and Literary Translation at Columbia University. Sungyoon writes, reads, and makes stuff in Korean and English, mostly in New York for now.

Jeongrye Choi (최정례) is a celebrated Korean poet. She recently spent time as a writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia (UK) and has just published translations of prose poems by James Tate.

Sin Yong-mok (신용목) is a popular young Korean poet. He received the Baek Seok Award in 2017.

Brother Anthony has been translating Korean poetry for over 30 years.

Chung Eun-Gwi is a translator and professor of poetry.


Come and listen to some great poets read and talk about their work. Some poems will be in English, some in Korean and English. There might be wine. This is a rare event in Seoul, all are welcome. Entrance is free. Please indicate if you plan to come, if at all possible.


Brother Anthony


The North Terrace Book Cafe is located at Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno 1234, Jongno-gu, Seoul.  Go to Anguk Station on the Orange #3 Line.  Go out Exit 4 and do and immediate U-turn on the sidewalk.  Then take a right in front of the Japanese Cultural Center and walk towards Changdeok-gung, but on the opposite side of the main street (Yulgok-ro) from the palace.  Please note the below map. 



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