writer painter photographer dancer

born Saigon Vietnam 1970

moved to United States 1975

attended Glassell School of Art in Houston

Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she received the Graduate School Fellowship and the Dean's Master of Fine Arts Fellowship

appeared in such literary journals as The Kenyon Review, The North American Review, New American Writing, The Iowa Review, and have been anthologized in The Best American Poetry of 2002, The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXIV; Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (Beacon Press); Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose (Asian American Writer's Workshop); and Asian American Anthology

Song of the Cicadas, won the 2000 Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2001, and the 2002 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers' Awards for Poetry and was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America

work forthcoming from Volt, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Amerasia Journal (UCLA)

awarded a Fulbright Grant to Vietnam for 2002-2003

currently a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University


Mong-Lan at VietnamJournal

Mong-Lan "Song of the Cicadas"

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