Hieu Minh Nguyen

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Hieu Minh Nguyen
BornSaint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American poet based in Minneapolis.[1] A graduate of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program, his writing has appeared in PBS NewsHour, POETRY magazine, Buzzfeed, Poetry London, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Muzzle Magazine, The Paris-American, the Indiana Review, and more.[2] He identifies as queer.[3]

Nguyen is the recipient of the 2017 NEA fellowship for poetry, a Kundiman fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, winner of the VERVE grant from Intermedia Arts, and the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from The Loft Literary Center. He has been a recipient of the University of Arizona Poetry Center's Summer Residency,[4] and has participated in many other residencies and fellowships - including the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. He is currently a 2019-2021 Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.[5]

In 2014, his debut collection of poetry, This Way to the Sugar, was a finalist for the both the Lambda Book Award and Minnesota Book Award.[6] His second collection, Not Here, was published in April 2018 by Coffee House Press.[7]

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  1. ^ Segal, Corinne (2015-12-28). "Hieu Minh Nguyen challenges white supremacy in poems about his family". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ "Hieu Minh Nguyen | Creative Writing Program". creativewriting.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  3. ^ Nguyen, Hieu Minh. "Hieu Minh Nguyen | ABOUT". hieuminh. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. ^ "Past Summer Residents". Poetry Center. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  5. ^ "Stegner Fellows 2019-2021 | Creative Writing Program". creativewriting.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  6. ^ "Award-winning poet Hieu Minh Nguyen to speak at UH Manoa". KHON2. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  7. ^ Frank, Priscilla (2017-02-28). "34 Poets Of Color Summarize 2017 In Verse". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-04-07.