Jason Koo’s first book, Man on Extremely Small Island, has won the 2008 DeNovo Poetry Prize and will be published in the fall of 2009 by C & R Press. The poet who judged this contest was Denise Duhamel. Jason is a professor at Davidson College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has had his poems appear in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review, Verse, Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, and Gulf Coast. He is Poetry Editor for the literary journal, Low Rent.
Jason taught with Writers in the Schools from 2001-2004, and he was a Senior Writer in the final year in Houston.