Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2008 DeNovo Poetry Prize. "Jason Koo's MAN ON EXTREMELY SMALL ISLAND is an absurdly funny meditation on loneliness, desire and the silences between us. By turns mythic and pop, Koo's poems explore the anger, betrayal and compromises of young love, as well as the complexities of communication within families. MAN ON EXTREMELY SMALL ISLAND is a self-effacing look at anguish, an expansive and inclusive debut"—Denise Duhamel.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Jason Koo was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a BA in English from Yale, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Missouri Review, North American Review, and The Yale Review. He currently lives in New York, where he teaches at NYU and Lehman College and serves as Poetry Editor of Low Rent.
Reviews and Other Links
Nicky Beer on Ron Slate's On the Seawall
Andrew Mulvania at Gently Read Literature