Kim Jong-gil was born on November 5, 1926, in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea and died on April 1, 2017
He was an early-modern South Korean poet.
He graduated from Korea University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature.
Jong-gil also conducted research in English Literature at Sheffield University.
He has worked as a professor at several universities including Chonggu University, Gyeongbuk University and Korea University.
Kim Jong-gil passed away at 90 years old.