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From Latin gaudium meaning joy, Gaudy Boy publishes books and media that delight readers and viewers with the various powers of art. The name is taken from the poem “Gaudy Turnout” by Singaporean author Arthur Yap, about his time abroad in 1970's Leeds, UK. Similarly inspired, Gaudy Boy brings literary works by authors of Asian heritage to the attention of an American audience. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction of exceptional merit. To submit a manuscript, please query Jee Leong Koh at jkoh@singaporeunbound.org with the completed book proposal below.

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Equal to the Earth Poems by Jee Leong Koh — In his first full-length collection, Koh speaks with a range of voices—ancestral, recent, and contemporary—and travels a span of ground to investigate the imaginary claims of community and self. At the center of this investigation, as of the book, lies the great question of love. 6x9, perfect bound, 95 pages, $15.00. Buy from Amazon. "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 of human emotions. The contradiction is wonderful and compelling, and so are his poems."—Vijay Seshadri, author of The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press)

Equal to the Earth
Poems by Jee Leong Koh

In his first full-length collection, Koh speaks with a range of voices—ancestral, recent, and contemporary—and travels a span of ground to investigate the imaginary claims of community and self. At the center of this investigation, as of the book, lies the great question of love.

6x9, perfect bound, 95 pages, $15.00.
Buy from Amazon.

"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 of human emotions. The contradiction is wonderful and compelling, and so are his poems."—Vijay Seshadri, author of The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press)

Seven Studies for a Self Portrait Poems by Jee Leong Koh — Seven Studies for a Self Portrait, Jee Leong Koh's third book of poems, subjects the self to an increasingly complex series of personal investments and investigations. Ever-evolving, ever-improvisatory, the self appears first as a suite of seven ekphrastic poems, then as free verse profiles, riddles, sonnet sequences, and finally a divan of forty-nine ghazals. The discovery the book makes at the end is that the self sees itself best when it is not by itself.  6x9, perfect bound, 124 pages, $15.00. Buy from Amazon.

Seven Studies for a Self Portrait
Poems by Jee Leong Koh

Seven Studies for a Self Portrait, Jee Leong Koh's third book of poems, subjects the self to an increasingly complex series of personal investments and investigations. Ever-evolving, ever-improvisatory, the self appears first as a suite of seven ekphrastic poems, then as free verse profiles, riddles, sonnet sequences, and finally a divan of forty-nine ghazals. The discovery the book makes at the end is that the self sees itself best when it is not by itself. 

6x9, perfect bound, 124 pages, $15.00.
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Lightly in the Good of Day Poems by Bob Hart — Bob Hart is a joker, a trickster, a gambler. He plays with life for the highest stakes, nothing less than immortality, fullness, significance. Not for him the solemn approach to these ponderous subjects, but the sleight-of-hand to match, and trump, chance, emptiness, and transience. A pun, an accident of language, may be endowed by poetry with meaning. In Bob’s hands, a stone may be “a well of things well felt.” Bob Hart grew up in Harlem, on 145th Street, 142nd Street, and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Now he works for a mail sorting company in Midtown West, and lives in Brooklyn. He has a previous small book of poems titled Acrobat. This is his second book. 6x9, perfect bound, 84 pages, $15.00. Buy from Lulu.

Lightly in the Good of Day
Poems by Bob Hart

Bob Hart is a joker, a trickster, a gambler. He plays with life for the highest stakes, nothing less than immortality, fullness, significance. Not for him the solemn approach to these ponderous subjects, but the sleight-of-hand to match, and trump, chance, emptiness, and transience. A pun, an accident of language, may be endowed by poetry with meaning. In Bob’s hands, a stone may be “a well of things well felt.”

Bob Hart grew up in Harlem, on 145th Street, 142nd Street, and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Now he works for a mail sorting company in Midtown West, and lives in Brooklyn. He has a previous small book of poems titled Acrobat. This is his second book.

6x9, perfect bound, 84 pages, $15.00.
Buy from Lulu.

Try to Have Your Writing Make Sense: The Quintessential PFFA Anthology — The first ever poetry anthology from the premier online workshop Poetry Free-for-all. Edited by workshop moderators Howard Miller and Donna Smith, this volume presents the writing of new and established poets. The contributors, who come from all over the world, are Emilio Aguilera, David Gwilym Anthony, Margit Berman, Nicolette Bethel, Rachael Briggs, Laurie Clemens, Malinda Crispin, Risa Denenberg, Vicky MacDonald Harris, M.E. Hope, Rene Kennedy, Jee Leong Koh, Mike Lane, Anne Lindsay, Gaye McKenney, Howard Miller, Donna Smith, Suzanne Tidei, Meredith Weiers, and Dave Wiseman. 6x9, perfect bound, 52 pages, $15.00. Buy from Amazon.

Try to Have Your Writing Make Sense: The Quintessential PFFA Anthology

The first ever poetry anthology from the premier online workshop Poetry Free-for-all. Edited by workshop moderators Howard Miller and Donna Smith, this volume presents the writing of new and established poets. The contributors, who come from all over the world, are Emilio Aguilera, David Gwilym Anthony, Margit Berman, Nicolette Bethel, Rachael Briggs, Laurie Clemens, Malinda Crispin, Risa Denenberg, Vicky MacDonald Harris, M.E. Hope, Rene Kennedy, Jee Leong Koh, Mike Lane, Anne Lindsay, Gaye McKenney, Howard Miller, Donna Smith, Suzanne Tidei, Meredith Weiers, and Dave Wiseman.

6x9, perfect bound, 52 pages, $15.00.
Buy from Amazon.