Kho Tararith

Appears in: Poets

Tararith Kho 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 sometimes 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. Kho Tararith was a fellow at Harvard last academic year, hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature. He now teaches Khmer language, and will be developing a program in Khmer language and literature, at Middlesex Community College.