Baek Seok: Poems of the North

In a country divided by war, politics & ideological schism, one grand master’s poems revive the beauty of Korea’s fading traditions & culture.

Dubbed the Great Untranslatable Poet for his use of intense North Korean dialect, Baek Seok gave voice to the distinctive culture of his people. This celebrated poet’s poems paint a timeless picture of Korea’s rich landscapes, traditions, and shamanic superstitions of the countryside.

Baek Seok's poetry, painstakingly translated by Peter Liptak, provides a touching insight into the palatal & pastoral observations of this proud culture. Baek Seok: Poems of the North allows us to experience the human relationships & intense descriptions of a world now largely lost.

This thoughtful translation of rich, vivid poetry embodies the proud culture & customs of the North, making Poems of the North a valuable resource for anyone interested in Korean language & culture.

Buy Baek Seok: Poems of the North to experience the authentic traditions of Korea today!