Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Will Be Published by Bench Press

Bench Press: poetry that exerts pressure at every point, and so achieves a momentary rest

Bench Press, an independent publisher of poetry, will be launched on July 4, 2009. On that day its website will go "live," and unveil its logo.

The press is pleased to announce its first title: Jee Leong Koh's Equal to the Earth.

Of Koh's book, Vijay Seshadri writes: "Jee Leong Koh is a vigorous, physical poet very much captured by the expressive power of rhythm, rhetoric, and the lexicon. He is also, paradoxically, a poet in pursuit of the most elusive and delicate human emotions. The contradiction is wonderful and compelling, and so are the poems."

You can read and hear a poem from the book on the press website, and purchase a copy of the book.

Thank you.


Pablito said...

Listening to you read tonight, I am on a small boat out to sea. I am conscious of the elements --- the waves, the sky, the occasional train passing for metaphor --- in your voice. I am, as they say in English, transported. . . to where I find my brother.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks you for finding me too. That's the best, and perhaps only, way a poet can be found.