Korean poetry
Korean poetry is poetry performed or written in the Korean language or by Korean people. Traditional Korean poetry is often sung in performance. Until the 20th century, much of Korean poetry was writt...
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Pak Tu-jin
Pak Tu-jin (or Park Tu-jin) (1916-September 16, 1998) was a Korean poet.
Pak was born in Anseong 40 miles from Seoul in modern-day South Korea. His family was too poor to give him any formal edu...
Cheon Sang-byeong
Cheon Sang-byeong (천상병) was born (January 29, 1930 - April 28, 1993) in Japan and is a South Korean writer who overcame torture, impotence and alcoholism.
Cheon Sang-byeong was born in Japan on J...
Hyangga
Hyangga were poems written in a native writing system, composed in the Three Kingdoms, Unified Silla and early Goryeo periods of Korean history. Only a few have survived. The total number of extant hy...
Uhwudong
Uhwudong (어우동, 於宇同, born 1440?, died October 18, 1480) and Uheulwudong (어을우동; 於乙宇同, Eoeuldong, Aeulwoodong) was a Korean dancer, writer, artist, and poet from a noble family (Park) in the Joseon Dynas...
Jeong Cheol
Jeong Cheol (정철, 1536–1593) was a Korean statesman and poet. He used the pen-names Gyeham (계함) and Songgang(송강), and studied under Kim Yunjae at Hwanbyeokdang. He was expelled by the Easterners.
H...
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Min Won-sik
Min Won-sik (Hangul: 민원식; hanja: 閔元植, July 12, 1886 – February 17, 1921) was a politician and journalist during the late Joseon Dynasty and the Japanese colonial era. He was an advocate fo...
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Lee San-hae
Yi San-hae (korean:이산해, 李山海, 1539 ~ 1609, was Joseon's politician, scholar, and a writer. Served as Premier minister of Joseon Dynasty from 1590-1592 and 1600-1602. Director of East People's Party and...
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Yi Saek
Yi Saek (李穡, 1328 – 1396), also known as Mogeun, is a Korean writer and poet. His family belonged to the Hansan Yi clan. Yi Saek played a crucial role in the introduction and localisation of phi...
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Heo Gyun
Heo Gyun (허균 許筠, 1569–1618) was a prominent Korean politician and poet, novelist, scholar, and writer of the Joseon dynasty. He was also known by his pennames, Gyosan (교산 蛟山) and Seongso (성소 惺所).
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Kim Yun-sik
Kim Yun-sik was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1943. He is one of the highest ranking hapkido (10th dan) and taekwondo (9th dan) instructors in the world and founder of Bum Moo Kwan Hapkido.
He beg...
Cheong Chi-yong
Jeong Ji-yong, often romanized in literature as Cheong Chi-yong (정지용) (1902–??) was a Korean poet and translator of English poetry who "opened a new horizon of poetic possibilities through chiselled e...
Lee Eun-sang
Lee Eun-sang (October 22, 1903 – September 18, 1982) was a Korean poet and historian. He was dedicated to the revival and modernization of sijo, a form of Korean poetry.
Lee Eun-sang was born on O...
Yu Gam-dong
Yu Gam-dong (Hangul: 유감동; Hanja: 兪甘同) was a Gisaeng, dancer, writer, artist, and poet during the Korean Joseon Dynastys of the 15th century from the first noble family of dancers, prostitutes. Her Gis...
Heo Jong-suk
Heo Jong-suk (korean: 허정숙, hanja: 許貞淑, July 16, 1908 - June 5, 1991) was a Korean independence activist and writer, Journalist, Communism activist, feminist, sex positive activist. Her real name was J...
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Shin Gwang-su (poet)
Sin Gwang-su (1712–1775) was a poet of the late Joseon Dynasty. Living in the time of King Yeongjo, he was unable to attain a position of rank because his family was aligned with the Southerners fact...
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Moon Ik-chum
Moon Ik-chom(korean:문익점;文益漸, 8 February 1329 – February 1400) was a politician of the Goryeo Dynasty and a Neo-Confucian scholar. His given name was Ik-cheom (익첨 益瞻), his courtesy name ...
Seong Hui-ahn
Seong Hui-ahn(korean:성희안;成希顔, 1461–1513) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty politician and Neo-Confucianism Philosopher. .
Kim Jong-chul (poet)
Kim Jong-chul (born in Busan in 1947) is a South Korean poet. He rose to fame in 1968 when he was awarded a prize by the Hankook newspaper for his poem Sound of a Loom. In 1970 Kim won another prize w...
Song Ik-pil
Song Ik-pil (February 10, 1534 - August 8, 1599) was a politician and Neo-Confucian scholar and Educator. Pennames were Gubong (구봉, 龜峰) and Hyunseung (현승, 玄繩). A courtesy name was Woonjang (운장, 雲長). ...
Cho Shik
Cho Shik (June 26, 1501 – February 8, 1572) was a Korean Joseon Dynasty Neo-Confucian scholar, educator, and poet. He had a major influence on the Easterners and the Northerners.
Helen Kim
Helen Kim (also Kim Hwal-lan, 1899 - 1970) was a South Korean politician, educator, social activist, and feminist. Her pen name was Wuwol(우월;又月).
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Jang Jin-sung
Jang Jin-sung (장진성) is the pseudonym of a North Korean poet and government official who defected to South Korea. He had worked as a psychological warfare officer within the United Front Department of ...
Yi Bok-nam
Yi Bok-nam(Hanja:李福男, Hangul: 이복남, June 28, 1555 – August 16, 1597) was a Korean naval commander, politicians of Joseon Dynastys. passed the military examination and final position's of Jeonrad...
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Yi Guji
Guju, Princess of Joseon (Hangul: 현주 이구지, Hanja: 縣主 李仇之, died March 7, 1489) was a dancer, writer, artist, and poet during the Korean Joseon Dynasty. She was a royalty of Joseon, she was the eighth da...
Lee Yuksa
Yi Won-rok (May 18, 1904 – January 16, 1944), better known by his pen name Yi Yuksa was a Korean poet and independence activist. As one of Korea's most famous poets, he and his works symbolize t...
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Kim Gu-yong
Kim Gu-yong (김구용)', pen name of Kim Kku (February 5, 1922 to December 28, 2001), was a poet and calligrapher living in what is now South Korea. His poetry showed the spirit of Taoism but also reflec...