Susan Nguyen


Phoenix, AZ

Author's Bio

Susan Nguyen’s debut poetry collection Dear Diaspora (University of Nebraska Press 2021) won the 2020 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and was a finalist for the Julie Suk Award. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize and have appeared or are forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Tin House, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review, she currently serves as the senior editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Publications & Prizes

Dear Diaspora (University of Nebraska Press, 2021)
Prizes won: 

Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, Prairie Schooner Book Prize, New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing

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Asian American
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Last update: Dec 13, 2022