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Heo Nanseolheon Biography | Poet

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Heo Nanseolheon (1563–1589), born Heo Chohui, was a prominent Korean female poet of the mid Joseon dynasty. She was the younger sister of Heo Pong, a minister and political writer, and elder to Heo Gyun (1569–1618), a prominent writer of the time and credited as the author of The Tale of Hong Gildong. Her own writings consisted of some two hundred poems written in Chinese verse (hanshi), and two poems written in hangul (though her authorship of the hangul poems is contested).