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Paul Tran | Visiting Faculty

Poetry

Paul Tran is the author of the debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, forthcoming from Penguin Poets in 2022. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere, including the Lionsgate movie “Love Beats Rhymes” with Azealia Banks, Common, and Jill Scott. A recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Paul is the first Asian American since 1993 to win the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam, placing top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and top two at the National Poetry Slam. Paul earned their BA in history from Brown University and MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis, where they were the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow and Senior Poetry Fellow in the Writing Program. Paul is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.