|Poetry off the Shelf: Sijo Poetry with David McCann
Saturday, Nov 16, 3:00PM
61 West Superior Street
Free admission and reception will follow
Lecture: David McCann
Sijo Reading: Susanna Song (CBS Chicago) and Sejong Writing Competition (Sijo) winners
David McCann returns to discuss the popular Korean lyric in a workshop format, including students who entered the Sejong Cultural Society’s annual sijo contest. Like Japanese haiku, sijo has a rich history, but its larger form makes room for narrative turns and emotions. McCann teaches at Harvard and is the author of four books of poetry, including Urban Temple: Sijo Twisted and Straight, published in Korean translation by Ch’angbi Publishers in Seoul last year. A reception featuring traditional Korean food follows.
Co-sponsored with the Sejong Cultural Society
Sijo by Rhone,
Sejong Writing (Sijo) Competition 2012 winner
I Have Heard
I can speak the language of tigers, I can understand their words.
I can hear the honey bees, the bears, the lions, and the birds.
I can tell the mice what’s on my mind, and I’ve heard. Yes, I have heard.
Sijo (Korean Poetry) Writing in English:
Workshop for Teachers
Nov 16 (Sat), 2013
9 AM – 12 PM
University of Illinois
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60612
Co-sponsored by UIC English Department and Sejong Cultural Society
more information at Sejong Cultural Society website