Paul Tran

Position title: Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies


Website: Paul Tran

Paul Tran standing to the side looking over their left shoulder
Paul Tran is the author of the debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin, 2022). Their work appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Morning America, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Paul is the first Asian American since 1993, and first transgender poet ever, to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and top 2 at the National Poetry Slam. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, they received their BA in history from Brown University and MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis, where they were the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow and Senior Poetry Fellow in The Writing Program.