Kho Tararith - IWP Fellow 2010-2011

Kho Tararith is a Cambodian poet, publisher, and educator who has been instrumental in the founding of PEN-Cambodia. Co-founder of the Nou Hach Literature Project and of an affiliated journal that published fiction, essays, and poetry some times critical of the Cambodian government, Kho was subjected to threatening anonymous phone calls and emailed death threats which forced him to resign from the Project in January, 2010. With the aid of the IWP, he and his family were enabled to leave Cambodia and relocate to Providence in summer, 2010, where he will be a Brown International Writers Project Fellow for the 2010 -11 academic year.