Congrats again to Koon Woon, who was awarded the 2014 American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation last year for his WATER CHASING WATER! A video of the entire awarding ceremony is now available on C-Span here.
Dear Friend: Just last Monday, as we were talking through our weekly staff meeting, I realized that the two undergraduate students from USC we’ve been working with since the beginning of this academic year, Anita Chen and Maggie Deagon, were both born in 1994, the same year that Kaya Press came into being 20 years […]
Two weeks ago, Koon Woon read at The Emerald Tablet in San Francisco, as part of their performance series “Under the Influence”. Thanks to the video below, you can hear him read Donald Justice’s “Incident in a Rose Garden (2),” in addition to Woon’s own award-winning poetry in Water Chasing Water.
We wish Koon Woon enormous congratulations on his American Book Award win for Water Chasing Water, which he accepted last night. Water Chasing Water is the second poetry collection we have published with Koon Woon, the first being The Truth in Rented Rooms. We could not be prouder of his accomplishments and recognition–of which he […]
Koon Woon will make a special visit to San Francisco on the occasion of his American Book Award win. The Emerald Tablet will be hosting him and other writers on October 24th at their Under the Influence event. Come to hear Woon channel the work of one of his major influences, the poet Donald Justice, […]
We are ecstatic to announce that Kaya Press poet Koon Woon has been awarded a 35th annual American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for his collection Water Chasing Water. The American Book Award aims to recognize a set of books and people for outstanding literary achievement with a focus on multiculturalism and free expression. […]