Writer Profile: Ko Nyein

Ko Nyein (Mandalay) is a Modernist poet and short story writer.  Born in 1945 in the city after which he takes his pen-name, his first poems appeared in the respected Moe Way magazine, such as ‘A Boat with Three Men’, and ‘A Man with a Rickshaw’ and later in the 1990’s his short stories were featured in Shwe Amyutae journal … 

His first full poetry collection ‘Summer Sky’ was published in 2000 and his first full short story collection, ‘3rd September Dream’ in 2002.  He still lives in Mandalay.

This profile is an excerpt taken and reproduced with the kind permission of the editors from the Burmese language ‘A to Z of Burmese writers’, Volume 1, 2016, and co-translated into English with Dennis Htoo.

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