Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Writing Program
Entering Year: 2017

Hometown: San Diego, California 

Paul Tran earned a B.A. in twentieth century U.S. civil rights history from Brown University in 2014. They’re the Poetry Editor at The Offing and Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Paul’s work appears in The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, which gave them an Editor’s Prize, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kundiman, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, Poets House, Lambda Literary Foundation, Napa Valley Writers Conference, Home School, Vermont Studio Center, The Conversation, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Miami Writers Institute, and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 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 5 at the National Poetry Slam.