Koh Jee Leong (b. 1970)
A Singapore poet and essayist living in New York, Koh Jee Leong is the author of four books of poems, Payday Loans (Poets Wear Prada Press, Math Paper Press), Equal to the Earth (Bench Press), Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press), Steep Tea (Carcanet 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.
The co-organiser of the biannual 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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