Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen to Visit USA

Posted on April 15, 2019
Alice Jackson

Acclaimed poet Diana Khoi Nguyen, a finalist for the National Book Award for her debut collection “Ghost Of,” will speak at the University of South Alabama at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the Student Center Terrace Room.

During her visit to USA, she will also hold a workshop and conference with South’s poetry students.

Nguyen, who lives in Denver where she is studying for a doctorate in creative writing, also teaches in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Her debut book also won Omnidawn’s Open Contest in 2018. Both a poet and a multimedia artist, her work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and PEN America, among others.

In addition to winning the 92Y Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest, she has received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American Poets, Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

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