LEE Si-young (b. 1949) was born in Gure, South Jeolla Province. He studied creative writing in Seorabeol Arts College and Korean Literature at the Graduate School of Korea University. He made his literary debut in 1969 and published lots of poetry collections including Full Moon (1976), Into the Wind (1986), Lightening Rod and Heart (1989), Pattern (1994), In Between (1996), Calm and Blue Sky (1997), Silver Whistle (Eunbit hogak, 2003), Ocean Lake (2004), For Our Dead People (2007). As a poet of delicate sensibilities, his poetry has always responded to our complex realities stained with war, violence, hatred, despair, and contamination.