Moon Taejun was born in 1970 in Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province. He studied Korean literature at Korea University and Dongguk University Graduate School. He made his debut in 1994 publishing nine poems, including “Cheoseo,” in the literary journal Munye Joongang. He is the author of the poetry collections Bare Feet, Flatfish, Our Last Face, and numerous collections of essays and poetry commentary. He is the winner of the 17th Dongsuh Literary Award. The 4th Nojak Literary Award, the 3rd Yushim Literary Award, the 5th Midang Literary Award, the 21st Sowol Poetry Poetry Award, and the 8th Lyric Poetry Award.