Sweet Connections: Nicola Koh

Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.

Name: Nicola Koh
Title of Piece published in SweetKiss
Issue:  9.3

Koh-headshotFind her:


Nicola resides in Twin Cities, MN: “Technically Saint Paul, but it is all one city, don’t let the persnickety locals tell you otherwise.” You can also find her on her website nickolakoh.com.

What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?


  1. Finalist for the 2017 Glimmer Train Fiction Open
  2. Graduated from Hamline University’s MFA program (Fiction)
  3. VONA/Voices 2018 fellow
  4. Became a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center
  5. A CNF piece forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review.

Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?

Doing some research for a potential literary enterprise.

Who is your favorite author?

Katharine Patterson

What is your favorite poem/essay/book?

“Small History”, by Deborah Keenan (Happiness, 1995)
“Eleven Stories of Water and Stone”, by Aurvi Sharma (Prairie Schooner, Spring 2015)
“A Temporary Matter” by Jhumpa Lahiri (Interpreter of Maladies, 1999)
Bridge to Terabithia, 1977

What inspires you to write?

Obsession with the narratives that shape life.

What is your favorite sweet?

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Minis

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Minis

Thank you, Nicola, for taking the time to reconnect with us.  We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

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