Anh-Hoa Nguyen
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Anh-Hoa Nguyen

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Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn is a refugee, poet, community artist and educator. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her writing has appeared in publications such as "Asian Pacific American Journal;” the Vietnamese Artists Collective anthology "AS IS: A Collection of Visual and Literary Works by Vietnamese American Artists;" the Asian American Women Artists Association anthology "Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women;" "Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora;" “diaCRITICS,” a project of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network; and the "Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement." She has performed her work at numerous venues in the Bay Area and in the Twin Cities. Ánh-Hoa has been a working board member of the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and a creative member of the Vietnamese Artists Collective. Ánh-Hoa is the founder of Pomelo Press, and creates self-published and hand bound artists books. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum and Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook. Ánh-Hoa is a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) alumna, Elizabeth George Foundation Fellow, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant winner. She has also been the host for the Minnesota Humanities Center’s “War and Memory” Series and a panelist for the Twin Cities PBS “Vietnam War 360” conversation series. In the summer of 2018, Ánh-Hoa was the artist-in-residence for The Floating Library with her project “Waves Enfolding: A Paper Memorial” that honored lives lost during the Vietnamese refugee waves of 1954 and after the war in Vietnam and South East Asia, 1975-1992. She is currently a member of She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women and gender-nonconforming writers of the Vietnamese diaspora.

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