Jo Tae-il Literature Museum
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  • Address: 20, Wondal-ri, Jukgok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
  • Tel: +82-61-362-5868
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  • Admission Fees: Free
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Jo Tae-il was a poet who wrote poems with a very realistic view of life. He was born in 1941 in Gokseong, and made his debut as a poet after his poem ‘Morning Ship’ was selected as a prize-winner in the department of pomes of a spring literary contest sponsored by a Korean newspaper called the Kyunghyang Shinmun. Ever since his debut, the poet mostly wrote about a world where people can live together as a decent human being while getting along with one another. He didn’t just write lyric poetry, but instead tried to convey messages regarding the opposition to various restrictions that bind people and the system that destroys people’s lives.

The Jo Tae-il Literature Museum was founded in 2003 in Gokseong, the hometown of the late poet, to display his personal belongings and praise his literary works. With a wide collection of modern and today’s poems, the museum is also dedicated to building a true cultural infrastructure on a solid foundation for regional cultural development, while also serving as a guide post for students and young writers.

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