- This event has passed.
Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty
Translating the Brief Songs of the Kisang Courtesan with Constantine Contogenis
Mar 16, 1996 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Constantine Contogenis, co-editor of Brief Songs of the Kisang, poems written by Korean courtesans, will read and discuss the rare blend of emotional freedom, ironic perspective, and technical mastery of these little-known works. He will also present a new, usable theory of literary translation.
The kisang (sometimes called “skilled women”) were lower-class Korean women who were forced into artistic (and sometimes sexual) servitude to the 16th and 17th century Korean governments.
Location Poets House, Spring Street Sponsored By Poets House
- Mar 16, 1996
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Readings and Conversations