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2012/05/04 | 182 views |  | Permalink | Source

I heard who went to an event yesterday to learn more about Korean poetry

[Reporter : ] I sure did. It was the 100th year anniversary of 5 poets, Baek Suk, Sul Chungsik, Kim Yong-ho, Lee Ho-woo, and Jeong So-pa so educators, students, and also people who just love poetry gathered to have a discussion of the poems of the five poets. Take a look.

Readers, fans, and researchers of poets Baek Suk, Sul Chungsik, Kim Yong-ho, Lee Ho-woo, and Jeong So-pa all gathered at the Gwanghwamun Kyobo Building Thursday for a symposium.

The forum celebrated the 100th-year anniversary of the 5 poets of Korea, with poet Jeong So-pa still alive and still writing poems everyday.

These five poets have influenced the culture and sentiment of Korea in many different ways, talking about the daily lives of Koreans, the political and economic worries of the people, and also the feelings of love and joy.

[Interview : Ko Hyong-Jinn, Professor Korea University] "One of the reasons why the Korean people love poet Baek Suk's poetry is that the Korean cultural lifestyle is portrayed in detail. For instance, food is a common topic for his poetry, as well as religious services, which are both very important in the Korean culture".

Different professors from different universities stepped on stage to analyze the poems of the five poets, and also held a discussion session to further answer questions in detail.

The symposium may have ended yesterday but 'The Night of Literature' will be held this Friday at 7p.m. to continue celebrating the poet's 100th year anniversary.

How was the forum

[Reporter : ] This forum was a great way to discuss about why the poets used these terminologies to create this certain image and what they were trying to portray through the image. Also the five poets have such distinct characteristics and the forum that took pretty much the whole day was a very nice way to point out those differences.

That must have been a very educational event. Well if the forum was more about discussion, is there a way we can actually read and listen to the poems

[Reporter : ] The Night of Literature that will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Yeon-hui Munhak Changjak Chon will be the place to listen and read many poems. Also, you will be able to hear poems read in a different way, such as rapping and singing. So be sure to check it out.

That's great! And now you have the events bulletin for us

[Reporter : ] Yes I do. I have events on a ballet performance by the famous ballerina Kang Soo-jin, singer Lee Eun Mi's concert, and also singer Rachael Yamagata's concert as well. Be sure to buy these tickets because you do not want to miss this!

[Reporter : ed:mark] This bulletin features 3 events.

Ballerina Kang Soo-jin and the Stuttgart Ballet Company will be performing 'The Lady of the Camellias' at the Grand Theater of the Sejong Center from June 15th through the 17th. The last time 'The Lady of the Camellias was shown in Korea was 10 years ago and even at that time, the tickets all sold out.

Singer Lee Eun Mi will be starting off her tour at the Olympic Park Olympic Hall from June 2nd to the 3rd. She is most famous for her hit song, "I Have a Lover" and "I'm Breaking Up".

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