Burlee Vang

Fresno, CA

Author's Bio

Burlee Vang is the author of The Dead I Know: Incantation for Rebirth (Swan Scythe Press, 2010) and co-editor of How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011). His prose and poetry have appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Asia Literary Review, among other literary journals. His work has also been anthologized in Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Best New Voices of 2006 (Random House), Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley (Heyday), and New California Writing 2011 (Heyday). He founded the Hmong American Writers’ Circle (HAWC) in 2004 to encourage and nurture emerging Hmong writers in the San Joaquin Valley.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology
(Heyday Books, 2011)
Anthologies: 
Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley
(Heyday Books, 2007)
, New California Writing 2011
(Heyday Books, 2011)
, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Best New Voices of 2006
(Random House, 2006)
Journals: 
Alaska Quarterly Review, Asia Literary Review, Illumen, North American Review, Paj Ntaub Voice, Ploughshares, Runes: A Review of Poetry, The Massachusetts Review
Chapbook: 
The Dead I Know: Incantation for Rebirth
(Swan Scythe Press, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
Swan Scythe Press 2010 Chapbook Contest. Paj Ntaub Voice 2006 Poetry Prize.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
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Last updated: Jun 28, 2011