Bilingual poet and essayist born in Korea. Writes about her love for nature and varied human sentiments and yearnings.
Has been writing literary columns for the local Korean newspapers and several literary magazines in two languages, Korean and English.
Winner of the Literary Awards : World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award. (2009) W.I.N. Distinguished Poet and Essayist Award.
(2012Korean Writers Association Oversea Member of the Year Award. (2012)
World Poetry Ambassador to South Korea since 2008.
Author of Seven Booksincluding English/Korean Poetry Anthology ‘Poet and the paper boat / 시인과 종이배’ (2013)
Bong Ja Ahn’s Book Launching Ceremony. Date: August 31, 2013 (Saturday), 1pm ~ 4pm.Address: Kensington Community Centre, 2nd Floor, 5175 Dumfrie St. (E. 37th & Knight St., Kensington Park)Vancouver
Dear Friends and Fellow Poets, It is my utmost pleasure to invite you to my new English/Korean Poetry Anthology II, Poet and the Paper Boat, launching ceremony. Please come and join my special day. I look forward to seeing you all!
Looking for myself
I am looking for my Self
don’t know when and where I lost her.
A small woman is she, always carrying a big bundle of yearnings on her head. And due to her bad eyesight, easily gets lost both body and soul.
It could be under the stellar river last night while I was looking up the stars until my neck hurt, or somewhere at a corner of planet Earth where life is hectic with everyday chores.
I ill-treated her, for I didn’t think her of any good use, nor have I ever thought I would miss her so. And now, wrong, I feel empty without her.
Together we still have more journeys to complete and more songs yet to sing.
Though a fool is she with poor eyesight and suffering from incurable yearnings, I am desperately looking for her.