This selection comes from the collection A Lesser Love: Poems, available from Pleiades Press. Our curator for May is Natalie Giarratano.
E.J. Koh’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Columbia Review, Narrative, PEN America, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, 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 is completing her PhD in English Literature at the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Natalie Giarratano is the author of Big Thicket Blues (Sundress Publications, 2017) and Leaving Clean, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, Tinderbox, and American Literary Review, among others. She edits and lives in Fort Collins with her partner and daughter and is the city’s 2018 Poet Laureate.