Paul Tran is a nationally recognized poet, educator, and editor. Their poems appears in The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, MTV, and elsewhere. They’re the first Asian American since 1993 to be the Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion, placing Top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and Top 5 at the National Poetry Slam.

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A child of Vietnamese refugees and rape survivor, Paul writes at the crossroads of migration, queerness, gender queerness, mental health, American empire and domestic race relations.

Their work draws on social and cultural history methodologies to bring stories untold, misrepresented, or deliberately struck out of the national archive to new light.


Paul is available for…

Events from poetry readings to spoken word performances, lectures to panel discussions. Paul has performed at over 90+ schools, theaters, local slams, and festivals in 20+ states.
Workshops and manuscript consultations. A sought after instructor, Paul runs creative writing and performance workshops that examine the intersections of race, class, gender, empire, and power.
Interviews, diversity trainings, and more. Paul is open to opportunities for collaboration. If you have an idea for a partnership or program, send Paul or their agent at Strength of Doves a message now.


For additional inquiries, contact Paul’s agent at lissa [at] strengthofdoves [dot] com.