Jee Leong Koh’s new poetry collection, Equal to the Earth, is available from Bench Press. You can preview and buy the book here.
Priase for Jee Leong’s poetry:
“Koh is a vigorous, physical poet very much captured by the expressive power of rhythm, rhetoric, and the lexicon. He is also, paradoxically, a poet in pursuit of the most elusive and delicate of human emotions. The contradiction is wonderful and compelling, and so are his poems.”
—Vijay Seshadri, author of The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press)
“His poems are like the sexy nerd you meet at a bar, the one you really want to get to know better—with his glasses and ties on and nothing else.”
—Christopher Hennessy, Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets (University of Michigan Press)
“Smart, irreverent, often unnerving, these sonnets smirk, smile, argue and bless. Jee Leong Koh has taken a month of days and rendered a very contemporary version of the artist as a young man.”
—Marie Howe, on Koh’s Payday Loans
Jee Leong Koh’s poetry was published in issue #6 of Cha.