Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK's Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in the USA. He has published four other books of poems, Payday Loans (Poets Wear Prada Press and Math Paper Press), Equal to the Earth (Bench Press), Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press), and Connor & Seal (Sibling Rivalry); a work of hybrid fiction, Snow at 5 PM: Translations of an insignificant Japanese poet (Bench Press, Gaudy Boy LLC); and a collection of zuihitsu, The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press and Awai Books), which was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay, Russian, and Latvian. His second Carcanet collection, Inspector Inspector, is forthcoming in 2022.

Jee lives in New York City. He is the founder of the literary non-profit Singapore Unbound, which organizes the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in New York City and the monthly Second Saturdays Reading Series, and publishes original works of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, artist interviews, and book reviews in its house journal and press Gaudy Boy.

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