Jason Koo is the author of America's Favorite Poem (C&R Press, 2014) and Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009), winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award for the best Asian American book of 2009. He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and New York State Writers Institute, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review and Missouri Review. An assistant professor of English at Quinnipiac University, he is also the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets, a nonprofit organization celebrating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, where he lives.
Publications and Prizes
America's Favorite Poem (C&R Press, 2014), Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009)
Members' Choice Award, Asian American Writers Workshop, 2010; Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, 2010; Literature Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 2009; De Novo Poetry Prize, C&R Press, 2008
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Listing last updated: August 14, 2014