Ko Un to Win Prestigious Award for Poets

Renowned poet Ko Un has been selected as the winner of this year's Golden Wreath, one of the most prestigious awards for poets.

The award is given by Struga Poetry Evenings, an international festival held annually in Macedonia. Ko is the first Korean to ever win the award, which he will collect in August.

Former winners include Chile's Pablo Neruda and American beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Arirang News / Jan. 22, 2014 10:49 KST