About EJ

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EJ KOH is a poet, translator of Korean poetry, and author of experimental novel Red (Collective Presse, 2013). Her poems have appeared in TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, La Petite Zine, Narrative Magazine, Columbia Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, World Literature Today, and Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics from Black Ocean Press (ed. Andrew Ridker, 2014). Her novel Red is available on Amazon and RedtheNovel.com. She has been featured in Time Out New York, GalleyCat, KoreAm Journal, Flavorwire’s 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry, and Culture Trip’s 10 Americans Changing the Face of Poetry. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry and Literary Translation at Columbia University in New York. She taught as a visiting scholar at the University of Washington and currently lectures at the Richard Hugo House. She was awarded a Kundiman Fellowship and The MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2014. She blogs at thisisEJKoh.com.

EJ is currently completing a book of translations from the Korean titled My Mother’s Letters To My Younger Self  in addition to a book of poems titled Child of Shame and a second novel tentatively titled No, Noam.

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