WCW – Jason Koo

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” by Brooklyn Magazine, Jason Koo is the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and creator of the Bridge. He is the author of America’s Favorite Poem (C&R Press, 2014) and Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009). He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and New York State Writers Institute, he has published his poetry and prose in the Yale Review, Missouri Review and Village Voice, among other places. He is an assistant teaching professor of English at Quinnipiac University and lives in Williamsburg. 


The cold this first fall
Like when we first fell

In love, the light still
Warm but the wind chilled,

Like a fresh cube dropped
In the great blue drink

Of sky, stirred by some
Round god for us edged

Now to bear it, life
On life, as we knifed

Through thick groves of graves
In search of a way

Out, the gate now closed,
Our steps all but one.

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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