SLU Writers Series presents Jason Koo

- Sykes Common Room
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Jason Koo is a second-generation Korean American poet, educator, editor and nonprofit director. He is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: No Rest, forthcoming this May, a winner of the Diode Editions Book Contest and a finalist for AWP's Donald Hall Prize for Poetry; More Than Mere Light, a finalist for the National Poetry Series; America's Favorite Poem, a finalist for the CSU Poetry Center Open Competition; and Man on Extremely Small Island, 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 is also the author of the limited-edition chapbook & cassette tape Sunset Park and coeditor of the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. His work has been published in Best American Poetry 2022, Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, Village Voice and Yale Review, among other places, and won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and New York State Writers Institute. He is an associate teaching professor of English and the director of creative writing at Quinnipiac University and the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets. For his work with Brooklyn Poets, Koo was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine

This reading is supported in part by the Sandra Nelson Memorial Poetry Fund.

For over 50 years the Writers Series program at St. Lawrence University has welcomed all varieties of authors including Pulitzer Prize winners.  The events are free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact the English Department 315-229-5125 or go to