On Monday, September 9, poet Diana Khoi Nguyen will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series.


A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Colorado Book Award, she was also a finalist for the National Book Award and L.A. Times Book Prize. A Kundiman fellow, she is currently a writer-in-residence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and teaches in the Randolph College MFA.


The reading begins at 7 pm in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee Campus. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.


Books will be available for purchase from Union Ave Books at the event.


The mission of the UT Creative Writing Series is to feature “writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from around the country and around the world.” The series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English.