Barbara Tran

tran225Barbara Tran’s poetry collection, In the Mynah Bird’s Own Words, selected by Robert Wrigley for Tupelo Press, was a PEN Open Book Award finalist. Barbara is the co-editor of Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose; guest editor of the special Michigan Quarterly Review issue “Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame”; and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, Bread Loaf scholarship, and Lannan Foundation writing residency, and has been published in the New Yorker.


  • 2006 Drunken Boat: Panliterary Award Finalist
  • 2004 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference: Theodore Morrison Scholar in Poetry
  • 2003 Lannan Foundation Writing Residency
  • 2003 Asian American Writers’ Workshop: Members’ Choice Award Finalist
  • 2002 PEN: Open Book Award Finalist
  • 2002 ForeWord Magazine: Book of the Year Finalist
  • 2000 Asian Avenue: Poetry Contest, 1st Prize
  • 1999 Pushcart Prize
  • 1997 MacDowell Colony: Gerald Freund Fellowship
  • 1993-4 New York Community Trust/Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship

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    In The Mynah Bird’s Own Words

    by Barbara Tran