By worldpoetry on June 23, 2012 - 8:57pm
World Poetry is very proud to congratulate Bong Ja Ahn for recently winning the Korean Writers Association 21st Annual Distinguished Overseas Member Award.
(A Crystal Medallion Plaque and $1000)
She is a World Poetry Lifetime Achievment Award Winner and World Poetry Ambassador to Korea as well as a World Poetry Director and host.
A Brief biography: Bilingual poet and essayist born in Korea.
Writes about her love for nature and varied human sentiments and yearnings.
Member of: Korean-Canadian Writer’s Association, The World Poetry Reading Series Society and the Korean Writer’s Association, Writes literary columns for the local Korean newspapers, The Korea Daily and The Korea Times.
Her works have been published in several literary magazines on two continents.
World Poetry Ambassador to Korea (2008)
World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).
W.I.N. Distinguished Poet and Essayist Award.
Korean Writers Association 21st Distinguished Oversea Member Award.
Author of Six Books:
The Blue Winged Fish (Poetry in English & Korean, 2004)
Because I heard you’re coming (Poetry in English & Korean, 2006)
Like a Camel, I carry yearnings on my back. (Essay in Korean, 2007)
Letter from the Sea (Poetry in English, 2009)
Living, Dreaming & In Between (Prose in English, 2010)