Paul Tran

Summer Writers Institute Faculty: Autobiography & Poetry: Revenge on Circumstance
MFA, Washington University in St. Louis
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    Paul Tran is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Good Morning America, NYLON, and elsewhere, including the Netflix movie Love Beats Rhymes alongside Azealia Banks, Common, and Jill Scott. Paul is the first Asian American since 1993 to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and top 2 at the National Poetry Slam. Since 2014, they have coached poetry slam and taught poetry writing at Barnard College & Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis, where they received their MFA in Poetry and served as the 2019-20 Senior Poetry Fellow in The Writing Program.