Ko Ko Thett is a poet by choice and Burmese by chance. He is the co-editor and translator of the seminal PEN Award-winning poetry anthology, Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets (ARC, 2012; Northern Illinois University Press, 2013). Ko Ko Thett, who has spent most of his life travelling inside and outside Burma, is currently studying for his masters degree, reading cultures and development studies at the University of Leuven. 

His debut collection of poems, The Burden of Being Burmese, was published by Zephyr in 2015.

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The Burden of Being Burmese by Ko Ko Thett