Ko Un Other literary forms

Other literary forms

(World Poets and Poetry)

Although Ko Un (koh ewn) is primarily known as a poet, he is also an extremely prolific writer in a wide variety of genres and has published more than 135 books. Ko has written short stories and Buddhist novels, the most famous of which is Hwaŏmgyŏng (1991; The Garland Sutra—Little Pilgrim, 2005). He has also published travel books, books for children, biographies, autobiographies, and books of literary criticism, and he has translated several collections of traditional Chinese poetry.