David Prater

Oz-Ko (Hoju-Hanguk) is now online!

The task of bringing these poems to you has been nothing short of monumental. Starting with the combined efforts of twenty poets whose work was selected for this stage of the issue, followed by the Cordite editorial team’s struggles with the challenges of bi-lingual layout and formatting, and finally of course the crucial role played by our two Korean translators – 김재현 (Kim Gaihyun) and 김성현 (Kim Sunghyun) – it’s been a labour of love, and we hope you enjoy the results.

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韓 – 濠 (Oz-Ko)

Hangul translation by 김재현 (Kim Gaihyun)     패턴인식 알고리즘은 텍스트를 위해서이거나, 아니면 다른 숭고함을 위해 정확한 의미는 피하면서 우리에게 오직 ‘애매’한 짝을 주었다. 그래서, 이 텍스트는, 현재 연구의 목적인 “韓 – 濠” 가 절대 목적이 아니라-오히려, 흔적을 찾는 시도라는 …

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Oz-Ko (韓 – 濠)

Pattern recognition algorithms only give us ‘fuzzy’ matches, eschewing the exact in favour of the textual, or else the sublime. This text, then, serves as a warning that “Oz-Ko”, the present object of study, is not an object at all …

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Oz-Ko Envoy Editorial

When the call for submissions to Cordite’s thirty-fifth issue went out last November, it included the following ‘instructions’ for potential contributors: “For this issue, while the overarching aim is Australia-Korea relations, we instead seek works on any theme. Although works that take Korean themes as their inspiration will of course be considered, the focus is on attracting engaging, innovative, translatable and contemporary works, no matter their ostensible subject(s).”

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CCC Spoken Word Mix

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On Creative Commons

Welcome to Creative Commons, the thirty-third issue of Cordite Poetry Review! With this issue we celebrate ten years online!

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David Prater Interviews Ko Un

On a hazy autumn day in Seoul in October 2009, Cordite editor David Prater spent an all-too-brief hour with Ko Un, one of Korea's best known poets and the author of a true twentieth century epic, Maninbo [Ten Thousand Lives]. Ko Un's chief English translator An Sonjae acted as interpreter during the conversation, which ranged across various topics including silence, epic poetry and democracy in the twenty-first century.

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David Prater Interviews An Sonjae

Taizé, known as An Sonjae in Korean, is a retired Professor of English who has lived in Seoul for the last twenty nine years. He is also one of the foremost translators of modern Korean literature into English. David Prater caught up with him over a cup of green tea to talk about Korean poetry and society, Ko Un and the future of inter-Korean relations.

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David Prater Interviews Arjen Duinker

Poet, raconteur and cryptogrammer Arjen Duinker may be one of the few writers living in the Dutch city of Delft.

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Custom (First Lines)

The production line has not been idle take something sharp She and the fire Your lover has been made in Sri Lanka My skin pores and lets you in like He will not be delivering the Kenneth Koch memorial lecture …

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You were a young boy yearning in parallel universes: grocery stores, parks, schools & their transplanted lawns filled with three cornered jacks & bindies. You carried paintbrushes in your pockets, wore overalls sticky with brown lacquer. Shavings from pencil ends. …

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You must change your life RAINER MARIA RILKE     you stores three your shavings you leaves imaginary twisted you three evils like the fly ripples of smoke called stones hands you clutched gauged muddy ropes clay were shotgun gazing …

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