Jee Leong Koh is the author of four books of poems. His work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize and translated into Japanese. A new book Steep Tea is forthcoming from Carcanet Press in July 2015. Born and raised in Singapore, Koh lives in New York City. The co-chair of the first Singapore Literature Festival in New York, he curates the arts website Singapore Poetry and runs the Second Saturdays Reading Series.