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Ko Un Brush Paintings

Publishing poetry-in-translation has always been a key part of BOA's activities. Want proof? Just check out BOA's distinguished list of translated poetry titles: [BOA Translations]. Our dedication to translation stepped up a notch when the Lannan Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico began providing funding to support our translated books, including generous honorariums to both poets and translators. Since that time, BOA has published 18 translations through our Lannan Translations Selection Series. In each translation, we also include a handwritten poem by the poet which we build into the interior design of the book. In the case of Flowers of a Moment (BOA, 2006) we had the unique opportunity to include brush paintings by the author as well. And since the author is internationally celebrated Korean poet Ko Un - and the paintings worked in perfect conjunction with the text - we took the opportunity to design the book especially to accomodate Ko Un's poems and paintings. The result is a book of poetry-in-translation that looks as beautiful as it reads.  It was a true thrill when Ko Un's paintings arrived at the BOA office. They were the originals - not scans or reproductions - and each stroke was as vibrant and vivid as the poems themselves. We hope that you will pick up a copy of Flowers of a Moment through our secure BOA webstore ( or wherever you buy books.  In the meantime, here are some of Ko Un's original paintings which appear in the book. [caption id="attachment_983" align="aligncenter" width="234" caption="Ko Un #1"]Ko Un #1[/caption] [caption id="attachment_984" align="aligncenter" width="233" caption="Ko Un #2"]Ko Un #2[/caption] [caption id="attachment_985" align="aligncenter" width="238" caption="Ko Un #3"]Ko Un #3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_986" align="aligncenter" width="287" caption="Ko Un #4"]Ko Un #4[/caption] [caption id="attachment_987" align="aligncenter" width="236" caption="Ko Un #5"]Ko Un #5[/caption] [caption id="attachment_988" align="aligncenter" width="263" caption="Ko Un #6"]Ko Un #6[/caption]
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