The Growth of a Shadow

The Growth of a Shadow: Selected Poems by Taejoon Moon

Translated from the Korean by Won-Chung Kim and Christopher Merrill

A selection of seventy-one poems by Korean author Taejoon Moon, these short, reflective poems shine a light on the ordinary aspects of everyday life through Moon’s keen observations of his surroundings combined with his use of rich detail. From a woman struggling with cancer to a flower dying in a pot, Moon’s profound engagement with the world around him encourages the same in his readers, prodding a gentle, grateful appreciation of the beauty and simplicity of everyday life.

This book was made possible by a generous grant from the Literary Translation Institute of Korea.

ISBN 9780982746639 / 2012 / 84 pages / paperback/ $8.95 / cover design by Justin Angeles