Poems translated by Suphil Lee Park

Suphil Lee Park (수필 / 秀筆 ) is the author of the poetry collection Present Tense Complex, winner of the Marystina Santiestevan Prize (Conduit Books & Ephemera 2021), and a poetry chapbook, Still Life, selected by Ilya Kaminsky as the winner of the Tomaž Šalamun Prize, forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press. Born and raised in South Korea before finding home in the States, she holds a BA in English from NYU and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Texas at Austin. Her translations have appeared or are forthcoming in the Cincinnati Review, the Los Angeles Review, and New England Review, among others. She’s a literary agent at Barbara J. Zitwer Agency that specializes in translated Korean literature of world-renowned, award-winning authors such as Han Kang and Kyung-Sook Shin. You can find more about her at: https://suphil-lee-park.com/

  • Excerpt from poem by Im Yunjidang translated from Hanja (via modern Korean) by Suphil Lee Park

    This shapeless blade