Festival Postscript 3: Book Reading (23 September)
Poet Lee Young Kwang / Artists: pansori singer Kim So-jin & Drummer Ko Kyung-hwa
Enveloped in shade, poet Lee Young Kwang recited his poems “Tambourine in the Shade” and “Cheon-an-Ghost 5.” His serene and
Poetess Sinéad Morrissey (Britain)
Poetess Sinéad explained each of her poems before she recited them. She said she wrote the poems “Lighthouse” and “Through
the Square Window” in a house that faced the sea. In “Genetics,” she said she attempted to follow a form unique to English poetry.
Some poems reflected the poet’s socio-historical interests. “The Doctors,” talked about the photo manipulation prevalent during
Stalin’s regime, while “Photographs of Belfast by Alexander Robert Hogg,” depicted the miserable lives of the laborers who built
the world’s largest and splendid ships. The poet’s explanations helped the audience members better appreciate the poems.
Impressed by the poet reciting all her poems from memory, the audience inundated her with rapturous applause.
Novelist Kim Miwol / Mime: Ko Jae-gyeung
Author Kim Miwol read the opening portions of her short story “Dizzy,” until the part where an unintentional mistake of the story’s
Novelist G. Ayurzana / Puppet show: Artist Collective San
The portion that author G. Ayurzana chose to read from his short story “Snow Romance,” which tells the story of a village buried
Poets Kang Jeong and Claude Mouchard (France)
Part 2 kicked off with poet Kang Jeong’s self-composed song “Sound of Darkness.” Kang Jeong said that the muscles with which one
Poet Cho Yunno and Tarso de Melo (Brazil)
Poet Cho Yunno stepped on to the stage barefoot, with an electric guitar in hand, to perform his song, “Chim-jo.” The song was
interspersed with poet Tarso de Melo’s recitation of three of his poems: “Blue,” “Restless Notebook,” and “Writings.” He recited each
poem first in the original Portuguese and then in the English translation. It was a unique recitation where one could feel the different
tones and rhythms of the poems as they were recited in the two languages. After Tarso de Melo exited the stage to the sounds of
applause, Cho Yunno performed his songs, “The Rabid Dog of Arcadia” and “Enemy.” The participating writers as well as the audience
were enthralled by his guitar performance and cheered him enthusiastically. Poet Dan Disney gave him high praise by comparing him
with Jimi Hendrix, while writer Park Seongwon joked that he felt like he was “a cheering fan at a rock concert. Perhaps, it really should
have been a rock concert,” and mischievously recommended a change of occupation to the poet.
Poets Kang Jeong and Cho Yunno’s Jam Session / Drums – Han Gwang-jae, Base – Ahn Sang-hyun, Keyboard – Kim Jun-su
Poets Kang Jeong and Cho Yunno had formed a band seven years ago. The band’s name underwent changes three or four times,