This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet's longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.
A retired professor of creative writing, Shin Dal-Ja has written several poetry books, many of which garnered prestigious literary awards of Korea. For Paper, she won the Daesan Foundation's Annual Literary Award.
Cho Young-Shil is a recipient of several grants for her English translation of modern Korean poems and children's novels. Paper is the fifth Korean poetry book she translated into English.