Barbara Tran
Dizzy World

Barbara Tran is the author of In the Mynah Bird's Own Words, selected by Robert Wrigley as the winner of Tupelo Press's chapbook competition. It was also named a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award, ForeWord's "Book of the Year," and the Asian American Writers' Workshop "Members' Choice" award. Other writing honors include a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship, MacDowell Colony Gerald Freund Fellowship, Millay Colony residency, NY Community Trust: Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize. Barbara is coeditor, along with Monique Truong and Luu Truong Khoi, of Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose (Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1998), and editor of a special issue of Michigan Quarterly Review, entitled "Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame" (Fall 2004).