Korean poet Ko Un is often cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize for literature. MĀNOA most recently published him in its winter 2015 issue, The Colors of Dawn, guest-edited by Brother Anthony of Taizé.
On September 19, Ko Un, Brother Anthony, and MĀNOA editor Frank Stewart will be appearing at the Poetry and Literature Center, of the Library of Congress, as part of a series on literature in translation. On September 20, they will be at George Washington University.
MĀNOA and the Poetry and Literature Center have been collaborating on the translation series since 2014. The first presentation was on Living Spirit, a volume of contemporary Okinawan literature guest-edited by Katsunori Yamazato.