Cover Photo: Illustration by Christina Chung for Catapult
Illustration by Christina Chung for Catapult

Writing Advice for My Younger Self

Writing was not the thing. It got me to the real thing—how I saw myself and my relationship to the world.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings



E. J. Koh is the author of A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Editors Poetry Prize, and the memoir The Magical Language of Others. Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in Academy of American Poets, Prairie Schooner, World Literature Today, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Slate. Recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the MacDowell Colony, her work has been featured in PEN America, The Stranger, and TIME magazineFollow her on  Twitter or Instagram @thisisejkoh.