Fragrance of Poetry contains seventy-five poems by fifteen Korean-American poets. These poets are all first-generation immigrants from Korea whose primary language is Korean. Naturally, the poems in this book show the Korean immigrants' solitude, nostalgia, pathos, anger, laughter, and love. They are cross-cultural communications from Korea to America, with the themes of longing and displacement in the two cultures. This book aims to serve as a rainbow bridging the Koreans to the Americans, the first-generation Koreans to the second and the third-generation Koreans, and the Koreans in Korea to the Koreans in America. The poems in the book can be pearls in the mud or fragrant flowers in the wilderness. Fragrance of Poetry, the heart of Korean-American literature, is a metaphor that maps the terrain of humanity.
Literature-Fiction, History-Criticism, Criticism-Theory,