Jee Leong Koh is the author of Steep Tea (Carcanet), named a Best Book of the Year by UK's Financial Times and a Finalist by Lambda Literary in the USA. He has published three other books of poems, a book of essays, and a book of zuihitsu. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Vietnamese, Russian, and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, he lives in New York City, where he heads the literary non-profit Singapore Unbound, which is dedicated to the struggle for freedom of expression and equal rights for all.