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E.J. Koh Book Launch: A Lesser Love


Hugo House First Hill First Hill
Sat., Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m. 2017


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Recommended by Rich Smith

E.J. Koh has been reading intense, image-driven poetry in Seattle for the last couple years, so it strikes me as odd that A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry, is her first full-length collection of poems. (Full disclosure: I was the editor of Pleiades magazine for a year, but I had nothing to do with the selection of this book.) No matter. Now's the time to rejoice! Stranger Genius nominee Don Mee Choi called Koh's lyrical meditations on loss and longing "a remarkable debut...that exposes broken love, broken bodies across the sea of migration and history." In one of my favorite poems of hers, Koh writes, "I started to tell stories because / my parents lived so far away." Go listen. You'll be in fine company. Stranger alum Paul Constant will moderate the Q&A. RICH SMITH

Hugo House First Hill

1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

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  • Sat., Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m. 2017