(pseudonym of Kim Pyong-yon; literary name, Nango). Born Mar. 13, 1807; died Mar. 29, 1864, in the village of Tongbok, in Chollado Province. Korean satirical poet.
Traveling about Korea wearing a sakkat (straw hat), Kim Sakkat composed short humorous and satirical poems in which he denounced the power of the propertied classes. Written chiefly in onmun, the Korean alphabet, his poems reveal a humanitarian and optimistic outlook. Many of Kim Sakkat’s poems are widely known among the people.
WORKSKim Sakkat sonjip. Pyongyang, 1956.
In Russian translation:
In Koreiskie liriki. Alma-Ata, 1958.