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"Smart, irreverent, often unnerving, these sonnets smirk, smile, argue and bless. Jee Leong Koh has taken a month of days and rendered a very contemporary version of the artist as a young man. Cash in your paycheck and buy this book."--Marie Howe
Paperback, 30 pages
Published 2007 by Poets Wear Prada Press
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Jason
"Payday Loans," Jee Leong Koh's first collection of poems are dense snapshots of the everyday lives of the characters who are struggling to survive, find love, write poems and get ahead. Koh goes beyond the surface, peels away the layers, dives full tilt, with eyes, ears, nose (and other anatomy), and resurfaces fully baptized in "The Termite Temple of lust, fame and friends."

Koh is a poet who has mastered his craft, a true indivdual, who is not afraid to push boundries, as the Government of Sin...more
Guang Tse
The only criticism I can level at this remarkable collection is how some poems seem to be 'filler,' or -gasp!- churned out in an effort to achieve a sonnet a day. Keeping measure is keeping time, I suppose, and Jee does a wonderful job of playing with rhyme and meter and form itself, almost as if trying to defy the specter of death and debt. More, please!
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Jee Leong Koh is the author of four books of poems, most recently "The Pillow Book" (Math Paper Press). His work has been anthologized in "New Poetries V" (Carcanet Press) and "Villanelles" (Everyman's Library). He lives in New York City.

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