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Susan Nguyen

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Susan Nguyen

Susan Nguyen hails from Virginia but currently lives and writes in Arizona. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Arizona State University, where she won the Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Prize and fellowships from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. In 2018, PBS NewsHour named her one of "three women poets to watch." Her work appears in diagram, Tin House, and elsewhere. Her debut collection, Dear Diaspora, won the 2020 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and will be published in September 2021. Visit her at

Work from Faculty:  

Site page with some zines:
Poem & photography project: 

Find Classes with Susan Nguyen

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Craft Class
Genre: Hybrid, Poetry

What haunts you in your writing or art? When was the last time you received a letter in the mail that wasn’t from your internet company? The last time you wrote one? These days, letters can come in many forms from a physical letter to an email or text to a stamped potato (yes, you can send potatoes!). And the things that haunt us, whether we are avoiding them or ruminating over them obsessively, come in even more forms.