E.J. Koh is the recipient of the 2016 Pleiades Press Editors Prize for her collection of poems A Lesser Love. Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Boston Review, World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Pleiades, Columbia Review, Narrative Magazine, Berkeley Poetry Review, SWARM, The Margins, and Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics (Black Ocean Press, 2014).

She accepted fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Hannah J. Caldwell Award, Nadya Aisenberg Grant, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. She earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Korean and Japanese.

She has been featured in Flavorwire’s 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry, Culture Trip’s 10 Americans Changing the Face of Poetry, and Brit + Co’s 16 Modern Poets You Need To Know About. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle University, Portland Community College, a speaker at the Asian American Educator’s Alliance, and a panelist for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.


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