About

E. J. Koh

is the author of A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize (Louisiana State University Press, 2017). Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Southeast Review, World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Seattle Review of BooksThe Margins, PEN America, La Petite Zine, The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics (Black Ocean Press, 2014) and elsewhere. Koh accepted fellowships and scholarships from The American Literary Translators Association, The MacDowell Colony, Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and The Jack Straw Writers Program. She earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Poetry and joint-degree in Literary Translation in Korean and Japanese. She is completing her PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle for English Language and Literature. She has received a Pushcart Prize, Nadya Aisenberg Grant, and Hannah J. Caldwell Award. She is the recipient of the 2017 ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship and is co-translating Yi Won’s books When They Ruled the Earth (1996) and The Lightest Motorcycle in the World (2007). She has been featured in Poetry Society of America, Best of the Net, Culture Trip’s 10 Americans Changing the Face of PoetryThe Seattle Channel, Brit + Co’s 16 Modern Poets, and others.

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