KEL has published a literary journal of the same name annually, since 1997. The most recent volume, #19, was published in the spring of 2015. The editor and publisher is Yoon Ho Cho.
With the cooperation of Stanley H. Barkan, poet, publisher, and editor of Cross-Cultural Communications of Merrick, N.Y., KEL introduced works of international poets through its publications.
The First Poetry Exchange Event was held in July, 2011, in Los Angeles, with poets Stanley Barkan,
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Peter Thabit Jones, and others participating, along with some Korean poets
An anthology of poetry by Korean and international poets entitled Bridging the Waters was a joint
publication of KEL and CCC, in 2013. The anthology included 35 U.S. and international poets and
40 Korean and Korean-American poets.
After the publication of this anthology, KEL was asked by various international poetry groups, such as Imagine & Poesia of Italy and Cyclamen and Swords of Israel, to work in partnership with them.
KEL welcomes these opportunities and hopes that such partnerships will promote further exchange and help to introduce Korean literature to the wider world.
Partnerships have been established between KEL and the following groups:
CCC (Stanley Barkan, U.S.), Lips (Laura Boss, U.S.), The Seventh Quarry (Peter Thabit Jones,
Wales, U.K.), Imagine & Poesia (Lidia Chiarelli Actis, Torino, Italy), Cyclamen and Swords
Publishing (Helen Bar Lev & John Simon, Israel), World Poetry (Ariadne Sawyer, Canada), Arba
Siculla (Gaetano Cipolla), Olimpia Iacob (Romania), Shabdaguchha (Hassanal Abdullah,
Bengali/English bilingual journal), KEL website: www.hewemunhak.com
For Information, contact:
Yoon-Ho Cho firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyung-Nyun Richards email@example.com