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Multi-artist Mong-Lan, poet, writer, painter, photographer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, dancer, choreographer and teacher of Argentine tango, left her native Vietnam on the last day of the evacuation of Saigon. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Awards for Poetry, and other awards, Mong-Lan’s poetry has been nationally and internationally anthologized to include being in Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Book of Poetry: Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of six books and two chapbooks which contain her poetry and artwork -- the most recent of which is One Thousand Minds Brimming: poems & art. Other books include Song of the Cicadas (Juniper Prize, finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award); Why is the Edge Always Windy?; Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art; the bilingual Spanish / English edition, Tango, Tangueando: Poemas & Dibujos; and the chapbooks Love Poem to Tofu and Other Poems and Love Poem to Ginger & Other Poems: poetry & paintings. Her book Force of the Heart: Tango, Art, which includes drawings, paintings, and a poem, was inspired by the tango.


A Stegner Fellow in poetry for two years at Stanford University and a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam, Mong-Lan received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. A former university professor, her poetry has been frequently anthologized to include in Asian American Poetry —The Next Generation; Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (Norton); Force Majeure (Indonesia); Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry; Jungle Crows: a Tokyo Expatriate anthology and has appeared in leading American literary journals. She has read her poetry, lectured and/or given academic presentations in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Argentina. She has taught at the University of Maryland in Tokyo, Stanford University and the University of Arizona. In addition to writing poetry, she has finished a novel with an excerpt currently in the North American Review and elsewhere.


Mong-Lan plays the piano and guitar, sings in five languages, and also writes songs. Her nine albums of jazz piano and tangos also showcase her poetry.
Mong-Lan's jazz piano album releases can be found here: Diary: Voyages; Visions: Diary; and City of Dreams - Ciudad de Sueños; Equivalences / Synchronicities; Under 13 Moons; The Cosmic Blues ~ Dragonfly Dances; New Orleans of My Heart. Dreaming Orchid: Poetry & Jazz Piano is her newest album, spoken word poetry coupled with Mong-Lan's enchanting jazz piano.


Mong-Lan's paintings and photographs have been exhibited for one year at the Capitol House in Washington D.C., for six months at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, in public exhibitions in Tokyo, Bali, Bangkok, Buenos Aires and Seoul. In conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, she was the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts' inaugural Visual Artist and Poet in Residence.


Mong-Lan lived six years of her adult life in Tokyo, Japan, teaching with the Univ. of Maryland; returned to Vietnam on a Fulbright Grant; lived in Bangkok, Thailand; and has lived many years in Argentina. Now while based in Houston, she travels often to Buenos Aires, and travels to Asia and Europe. She has lectured, given readings and workshops in Asia, Europe, the U.S., and South America. Fluent in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Italian, she also speaks some Japanese and Thai. Available to perform, give workshops, lectures and readings, she is a member of PEN America, the Academy of American Poets, and the Associated Writing Programs. Contact.

 

Mong-Lan as a dancer has studied ballet, jazz, flamenco, modern, and for twenty years has specialized as a tango dancer, performer, choreographer,teacher, having performed and taught in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, New York City, Tokyo, Bangkok, and elsewhere. Visit her tango website.

 

 

Mong-Lan

Mong-Lan gives a reading /performance at the University
of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, April 2010

 

 


 

 


 
 

Extended Biography 

 

Multi-artist Mong-Lan, poet, writer, painter, photographer, musician, composer, singer, dancer and teacher of Argentine tango, left her native Vietnam on the last day of the evacuation of Saigon. After one month in Guam and gypsy-like periods ranging from weeks to years in numerous cities and states in the American Midwest and Southwest, she and her family settled in Houston, Texas. While still in high school, she received scholarships for three years to attend the Glassell School of Art in Houston. Subsequently, her paintings and photographs have been exhibited for one year at the Capitol House in Washington D.C., for six months at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, in public exhibitions in Bali, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Seoul and Tokyo.

Mong-Lan took her 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. For one month, she was a guest writer in The Chateau de Lavigny International Writer's Residency in Switzerland, near Lausanne.  The recipient of a Stegner Fellowship in poetry for two years at Stanford University, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam shortly afterwards.  She has taught English as a second language in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, and has taught writing, poetry and literature at the University of Arizona, Stanford University, and the University of Maryland University College. She has served as poetry and art editor for Sonora Review and Constellation, UMUC's literary magazine.  

Mong-Lan is the author of six books and two chapbooks which contain her poetry and artwork -- the most recent of which is One Thousand Minds Brimming: poems & art. Her first book of poems, Song of the Cicadas, won the 2000 Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2001.  It also won the 2002 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Awards for Poetry and was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award.  Her other books of poetry include Why is the Edge Always Windy?, Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art; the bilingual Spanish / English edition, Tango, Tangueando: Poemas & Dibujos; and Love Poem to Tofu and Other Poems (poetry & calligraphic art) and Love Poem to Ginger & Other Poems: poetry & paintings (chapbook).  Her book Force of the Heart: Tango, Art, which includes drawings, paintings, and a poem, was inspired by the tango.


Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry; The Pushcart Prize AnthologyThe Pushcart Book of Poetry: Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize; Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (Norton); 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 Poetry —The Next Generation (U of Illinois Press); Force Majeure (Indonesia); Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (Milkweed Editions) ; Jungle Crows: a Tokyo Expatriate anthology; and her poems have appeared in leading American literary journals such as The Kenyon Review, North American Review, New American Writing, and The Antioch Review. Her poems have been translated into Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malayam, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietnamese. 

Mong-Lan, Buenos Aires

Mong-Lan Reading / Performance
in Buenos Aires, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

In conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, she was the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts' inaugural Visual Artist and Poet in Residence during the month of February 2005.  An exhibition of her paintings and photographs, "The World of Mong-Lan," ran from January 30-August 28, 2005.  She gave poetry readings, gallery talks and conducted workshops on art (drawing and painting) and writing / poetry at the Dallas Museum of Arts for the general public, at the Dallas Public Library, and creatively talented middle school and high school students in Dallas area arts magnet schools.

Mong-Lan has read/performed her poetry and presented her artworks at many universities and festivals/workshops in a number of countries to include the World Poetry Festival in Heidelberg, Germany; the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia (where she won First Place in their Grand Poetry Slam); the Utan Kayu Literary Biennale in Jakarta and Borobudur, Indonesia; Lavigny, Switzerland (Chateau de Lavigny International Writers Residency); in Tokyo at Waseda University, University of Tokyo and Temple University; at U.S. Embassy-sponsored presentations in Japan (in Fukuoka at Kyushu University, in Nagoya at Aichi Prefectural University, and Sophia University in Tokyo)  and in Argentina, Buenos Aires, at the Instituto Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano  (ICANA); in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; at U.S. Consulate-(Ho Chi Minh City) sponsored lectures in Vietnam at various Vietnamese universities in HCMC and in the Mekong Delta; and in the U.S. to include:  Harvard University, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, Menlo College, Occidental College, University of Nevada, Northwest Bookfest, Virgina Festival of the Book, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Regis College, State University of New York--Purchase, at the twelve Great Lakes College's Association Colleges such as Kenyon College, DePauw University, Wabash College, and Hope College; the Asia Society in New York City, and the Poetry Society of America's Festival for New Poets, to name a few.  Her artistic schedule provides information about her professional activities. 

Dance

In addition to her writing, painting, and photography, she is a dancer and teacher of Argentine tango.  She has also studied ballet, ballroom, flamenco, jazz, and classical Spanish dance.  On the tango, she writes, "My love for the Argentine tango began in 1995 when I saw "Forever Tango" on the stage in San Francisco. I have been hooked ever since I laid eyes on the pairs of dancers, whirling in giros, dancing the passionate tango. In the years afterwards, I have learned from many different teachers in order to perfect my tango, and consequently have taught and performed tango in Argentina, the United States, Italy, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam."

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I have been living in Buenos Aires for over six years now, after having visited Argentina once a year from several weeks to a month since 2001. In the pursuit of forming my own philosophy of tango, I have studied with many and varied Argentine tango masters and choreographers such as Carlos & Maria Rivarola, Juan Carlos Copes, Carlos Gavito, Claudio Gonzalez, Francisco Forquera & Carolina Bonaventura, Verónica Salmerón, Gabriel Misse, Carlos Copello, Martin Ojeda, Guillermina Quiroga, Claudio Villagra, Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Marcelo & Analia."

"My dance training has its roots in classical ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance, flamenco and Spanish dance, ballroom social dance and salsa. I have studied ballet with ex-principal dancer of the famed Teatro Colón Alejandro Totto; and at the Estudio Julio Bocca, with Ricardo Rivas, Silvia Bazilis, Daniel Negroni. I have studied Flamenco with Alicia Fiuri, Néstor Spada in Buenos Aires, and with Rosa Montoya in San Francisco." Visit her tango website, click here.

 

Music

As a child Mong-Lan studied the violin several years, and for many years as an adolescent, studied classical piano with various private teachers including with the pianist and composer, Dr. D. Kramlich of Houston Baptist University. Later in Buenos Aires, she studied opera singing with Carmen Sensaud (creator and director of La Scuola Internazionale di Canto "María Callas" of Rome) and Jasmine Lin; and at the same time, studied tango singing with Ariel Varnerin and Marcelo Macri. The classical and tango guitar, she has studied with several private teachers in Buenos Aires.

Mong-Lan's nine albums of jazz piano and tangos also showcase her poetry.
Her jazz piano album releases can be found here: Diary: Voyages; Visions: Diary; and City of Dreams - Ciudad de Sueños; Equivalences / Synchronicities; Under 13 Moons; The Cosmic Blues ~ Dragonfly Dances; New Orleans of My Heart. Dreaming Orchid: Poetry & Jazz Piano is her newest album, spoken word poetry coupled with Mong-Lan's enchanting jazz piano.

Mong-Lan lived six years of her adult life in Tokyo, Japan, teaching with the Univ. of Maryland; returned to Vietnam on a Fulbright Grant; lived in Bangkok, Thailand; and has lived many years in Argentina. Now she divides her time between the United States and Argentina, and travels to Asia and Europe. She has lectured, given readings and workshops in Asia, Europe, the U.S., and South America. On the faculty of the Jung Center of Houston and The Writer's Garret, she is fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Italian, and English, and speaks some Japanese and Thai. Available to teach, perform, present workshops, give lectures and readings, she is a member of PEN America, the Academy of American Poets, and the Associated Writing Programs.

Contact.


Mong-Lan reads her poetry & presents her artwork
at the University of Maryland,
in Tokyo, Japan, 2006

"She is tireless, disciplined, multitalented and achieving beyond one
normal person's portion. She maintains her output and activities
even with the distractions of frequent foreign travel and overseas
residence. She lists nine languages in which she is fluent or on
the way to becoming so. She is also a dancer.”—The Japan Times.

Mong-Lan, reading, Tokyo

 

 

 

 
       
 
Mong-Lan, DMA

Mong-Lan teaches writing & art
to students in front of her mural-size paintings
at the Dallas Museum of Art, 2005.
Her paintings and photographs were on exhibit for 6 months
at the Museum.

 
 

Selected Readings /Performances

  • "River of Senses: Dream Songs & Tangos" -- one-woman show presented at Don't Tell Mama, famed and iconic cabaret in Manhattan's theatre district, Jan, 2017.
  • Poetry reading / Jazz Piano performance, Kaboom Books, Houston, TX  2016.
  • Presenter-Panelist, “The Asian Face of War - Gaining Perspectives from Both Sides: A Look at WWII, Vietnam, and Korea,” Associated Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA 2016.
  • Poetry reading / performance, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA, 2015.
  • Poetry performance, The Beat Museum, "A Celebration of Households, San Francisco, CA, 2015.
  • An Evening of Poetry, Music & Tango Dance Performance, University of California at Davis, Oct 2015.
  • Poetry reading – Jazz Piano performance, “Illuminations,” The Crow Cabaret. San Francisco, CA 2015.
  • Poetry reading, A New Cadence Poetry Series, Santa Cruz, CA, Oct 2015.
  • Presenter, Poetry Symposium, "Avant Gardening & Birds on the Fly: Poetry & Testimony," Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA, Oct 2015.
  • Houston Public Library, Clayton Branch, Multimedia Poetry Reading, Reading from One Thousand Minds Brimming: Poems & Art, Spring, Houston, TX  2015.
  • Art & book presentation, Houston Indie Bookfest, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX  2015.
  • Presenter-Panelist, “Mapping New Territories: Diasporic Writers from Regions of Conflict.” Associated Writing Programs Conference, (AWP), Minnesota, MN, 2015.
  • Public Poetry, Multi-media Poetry reading, Houston Public Library, TX, 2015.
  • Brazos Bookstore, Multi-media Poetry Reading, Slide show of artwork, Houston, TX, 2015.
  • Multi-disciplinary workshops in writing, dance, visual arts at the Jung Center of Houston, TX, 2014-2015.
  • Argentine Tango dance performances and workshops in Houston, TX, 2014-2015.
  • Univ. of New Orleans, Poetry reading, New Orleans, LA, 2014.
  • Tulane Univ, Univ of New Orleans and NOCCA; Guest-taught poetry writing workshops, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014.
  • Malvern Books, Poetry Reading & Argentine Tango dance performance, Austin, TX, 2014.
  • Multiespaco Korova, Poetry reading, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014.
  • Art exhibitions, Tango workshops & dance performances in various venues in San Francisco, CA, 2014.
  • Central Connecticut State University, Poetry reading & dance performance, New Britain, Connecticut, 2013.
  • Performances and art exhibitions at various venues in New York City, NY, 2013.
  • Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Poetry Reading, Berkeley, CA, April, 2013.
  • Art Exhibition, Dance Performance, Metronome, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
  • Poetry Reading, Dance Performance, The Writer's Garret, Dallas, TX, May 2013.
  • Esquina Homero Manzi, Tango Dance Performances, Buenos Aires, Nov. 2012 - Mar 2013.
  • Stanford University, Poetry Reading, Stanford, CA, April 2012.
  • Dance Performance, Art Exhibition, DanceSport, New York City, NY, Fall 2012.
  • Dance Performance, Art Exhibition, Metronome, San Francisco, CA, April 2012.
  • Fundación Ernesto Sabato, "A Night of Poetry & Music," Poetry Reading, Buenos Aires, 2012.
  • Asian American Writer's Workshop, Multi-media presentation, Poetry Reading / Dance Performance,New York City, NY, 2011.
  • The Writer's Garret, Dallas, Texas, 2011.
  • St. Paul's School, Multi-media presentation, Poetry Reading / Dance Performance, Concord, New Hampshire, 2011.
  • University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 2010.
  • Canning, El Parakultural, Buenos Aires, 2010.
  • Sociedad Argentina de Escritores (S.A.D.E), Argentine Society of Writers, Buenos Aires, Poetry Reading, 2009.
  • Buenos Aires International Book Fair, American Embassy Stand, May 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  • Argentine Embassy Residence, Poetry Reading from Tango, Tangoing, Multi-media art presentation, Tango Dance performance, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2008.
  • Thammasat University, Lecture on Translation, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2008.
  • University of California at Riverside, Poetry Reading from Tango, Tangoing, Multi-media art presentation, November 2008.
  • International Poetry Festival: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora, Poetry Reading and multi-media art presentation, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.
  • Asian American Writer's Workshop, Poetry Reading from Tango, Tangoing, Multi-media art presentation, Tango Dance performance, New York City, October, 2008.
  • PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, May 2008, New York City.
  • Buenos Aires International Book Fair, American Embassy Stand, May 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  • Associated Writing Programs Conference, New York City, January 2008.
  • Utan Kayu Literary Biennale, Jakarta and Borobudur, Java, Indonesia, 2007.
  • Reading and Painting Exhibition, Tamarind Café, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007.
  • Lectures on Asian-American literature in Vietnam, at various Ho Chi Minh City Universities and those in the Mekong Delta, sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in HCMC, 2007.
  • Univ of Maryland, Seoul, South Korea, Reading and Art slide show presentation, 2007.
  • Sophia University, co-sponsored with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Reading and lecture, Tokyo, Japan, 2007.

"Mong-Lan at the DMA

At the Dallas Museum of Art, 2005

 
 
  • John Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, Reading and Art slide show presentation, 2007.
  • Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali. Poetry Reading and Slide Show Presentation of Artwork.  Exhibition of Photographs.  Sept.-Oct. 2006.
  • University of Tokyo, Linguapax Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2006.
  • Regis College, Boston. “Poetry & Art,” reading and slideshow presentation of artwork, Sept. 2006.
  • Harvard University, Adams House, Grolier Poetry Reading, Sept. 2006
  • University of Maryland University College, Tokyo, Japan.  50th Anniversary Celebration, poetry reading and slideshow presentation of artwork.  Sept. 2006.
  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.  Talk and Poetry Reading.  July 2006.
  • Temple University, Tokyo, Japan.  Poetry & Art with Mong-Lan:  Poetry Reading and MultiMedia Artwork Presentation.  July 2006.
  • Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan.  Lecture / Discussion and Poetry Reading, "Introduction of Contemporary American Poetry." Sponsored by U.S. Embassy, Tokyo.  June, 2006.
  • Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, Japan. Lecture and Poetry Reading, "Asian American Literature, " Sponsored by Nagoya American Center, Aichi Prefectural University and the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo.  June, 2006.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, Poetry Reading and Art Slide Show Presentation of Paintings and Photographs, Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano, April, 2006.  Sponsored by U.S. Embassy.
  • Paterson Museum (in conjunction with exhibition of painting and photograph), Paterson, New Jersey, April 2006.
  • Asian American Writer’s Workshop, reading and multi-media art presentation, New York City, March 2006.
  • Purchase College, State University of New York, reading and multi-media art presentation, March 2006.
  • Adelphi, Maryland, University of Maryland University College, “Diversity,” poetry reading and multi-media art presentation, March 2006.

Mong-Lan

In New York City, at the Asian American Writer's Workshop, 2008

 
 
  • Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, March 2006.
  • The Pink Cow, “Poetry & Art with Mong-Lan,” Tokyo, Japan, March 2006.
  • “Maryland Presents,” University of Maryland University College, “Poetry & Art with Mong-Lan,” Tokyo, Yokota, Japan, February 2006.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, February 2006.
  • Menlo College, Atherton, CA. Multi-media Art Presentation / Poetry reading, January, 2006.
  • San Francisco State University, Poetry Center, poetry reading & multi-media artwork presentation, January 2006.
  • San Diego State University Writer’s Conference, January 2006.
  • Poets-Zone World Poetry Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, Nov. 2005.
  • University of Texas at Dallas Art Residency Program Reading, Feb 2005.
  • Dallas Museum of Art, February 2005.
  • Poetry Society of America’s Festival for New Poets, New York City, April, 2003.
  • The following readings were part of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award Tour:  I read my poetry and also gave a photography presentation using slides.
    • Albion College, Michigan, April 2003.
    • Antioch College, Ohio, April 2003.
    • Denison University, Ohio, April 2003.
    • DePauw University, Indiana, April 2003.
    • Earlham College, Indiana, April 2003.
    • Hope College, Michigan, April 2003.
    • Kalamazoo College, Michigan, April 2003.
    • Kenyon College, Ohio, April 2003.
    • Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio, April 2003.
    • Wabash College, Indiana, April 2003.
    • College of Wooster, Ohio, April 2003.

 

Mong-Lan teaches a tango class to dance students and a painting class to art majors during the same hour, in the same space, cross-breeding. St. Paul's School, Concord, NH, 2011.

Mong-Lan teaching dance / painting

Below, Mong-Lan's dance students look on as she teaches the painting class, St. Paul's School, 2011.

Mong-Lan teaching dance / painting

 
 
  • Harvard University, Grolier Reading, Cambridge, MA, November 2002.
  • Maryland Presents, University of Maryland University College, Yokota, Tokyo, Japan, November 2002.
  • San Francisco Public Library, "Grotto Night," (Poetry reading and multi-media artwork presentation) March 2002.
  • San Francisco State University, "Tet in San Francisco," March 2002.
  • San Carlos Public Library, "The Poetic Voice," Talk and Reading, CA., February 2002.
  • Stanford University, Stanford Bookstore, January 2002.
  • Occidental College, “Diversity Week,” Multi-media artwork presentation, Lecture and Reading, Los Angeles, November 2001. 
  • Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, Washington, October 2001.
  • The Chateau de Lavigny International Writer’s Residency, Lavigny, Switzerland, August 2000.
  • Asia Society, New York, NY, Watermark:  Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose, 1998.

 

Mong-Lan, 2009

Giving a reading at the opening
of her art exhibition and dance performance
in Houston, 2009. (Photo: Nguyen Thi Le Lieu)

 
 

Significant Honors:

  • Grand Poetry Slam First Place Winner, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali, Indonesia. Oct. 2006.
  • Inclusion in Pushcart Book of Poetry: Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize, Fall, 2006.
  • Invited to read at the Poets Zone World Poetry Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, November, 2005.
  • Inaugural Poet & Visual Artist in Resident at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts,  in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, February 2005.
  • Fulbright Grant to Vietnam for 2003.
  • Invited to read at the Poetry Society of America’s Festival for New Poets, New York City, April 2003.
  • Great Lakes College Association's New Writers Award for Poetry, 2002.
  • Inclusion of “Trail” in Best American Poetry of 2002, edited by Robert Creeley.
  • Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, Finalist, 2001.
  • Wallace E Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University, AY 2000-2002. 
  • Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts Press, 2000.
  • Le Chateau de Lavigny  International Writer’s Residency, Lavigny, Switzerland, Summer 2000.
  • Pushcart Prize XXIV, “Sand, Flies & Fish,” 1999-2000
  • Dean's Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, Graduate College, 1999-2000.


 


 

Mong-Lan, 2009

 

 

Background painting, "Cherry Blossoms," acrylic on canvas, by Mong-Lan, 2012.

 

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