Hong Yoon-Sook was born in Jungjoo County, Pyung-an North Province (now in North Korea) in 1925.

She studied at the College of Education, Seoul National University.

Since 1947, her poems have been published regularly in various Korean literary monthlies and 15 collections of her poems have appeared, among those: Adornment Without Grace, Sunlight on the Land Far From Home, How to Live, Game of Falling Down, The Final Study.

Ms. Hong is recipient of the Korean Poets Association Award, the Korean Culture and Arts Award, and the Korean Arts Academy Award, and was recently elected lifetime member of the Korean Arts Academy.

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