David McCann
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David McCann

David McCann is Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations as well as Director of the Korea Institute at Harvard University. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, grants, and fellowships including the Korean Cultural Order of Merit (2006), the prestigious Manhae Prize in Arts and Sciences (2004), and the Korea P.E.N. Center Translation Prize (1994). His many books include Traveler Maps: Poems by Ko Un (2004), The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry (2004), Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (2001), and Enough to Say It's Far: Poems by Pak Chaesam (with Jiwon Shin, 2006).

Not only a renowned translator of major Korean poems but also a well-recognized poet himself, McCann has published in such distinguished journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and Runes. In 2005 he published a chapbook of poems, Cat Bird Tree. His poem “David” was included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology III. David's new book of poems, The Way I Wait For You, was published by Codhill Press in 2007.

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