Paul Tran is a 2018 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize winner. They live in Missouri, where they are Poetry Editor at “The Offing” and Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in The Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Their work appears in “The New Yorker,” “POETRY Magazine,” and elsewhere, including the anthology “Inheriting the War” (W.W. Norton) and movie Love Beats Rhymes (Lionsgate), alongside Azealia Banks, Common, and Jill Scott. They are the first Asian American since 1993 to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing Top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and Top 2 at the National World Poetry Slam.
News and Reviews:
Paul Tran wins Poetry Foundation award (Washington University)
Paul Tran chronicles cross-cultural trauma through poetry (The Kenyon Collegian)
34 Poets of Color Summarize 2017 in Verse (Huffington Post)
How ‘Mulan’ helped me accept my sexuality and gender (ABC News)