BIOGRAPHY

A Singapore poet  and essayist living in New York, Jee Leong Koh is the author of three books of poems, Payday Loans (Poets Wear Prada Press, Math Paper Press), Equal to the Earth (Bench Press), and Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press), and  a collection of poetic essays The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press). Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, his work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. A new book of poems, Steep Tea, is forthcoming from Carcanet Press (UK) in July 2015.

The co-organizer of the inaugural Singapore Literature Festival in New York, he co-hosts the Second Saturdays Reading Series, a monthly platform for the reading of American and Singaporean literatures. He also curates the website Singapore Poetry, which introduces all the arts of Singapore to an American audience.

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