Poet and multimedia artist Diana Khoi Nguyen was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her debut collection, Ghost Of (2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open contest and a finalist for the National Book Award. She is a winner of the 92nd Street Y “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest and the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Key West Literary Seminars, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and Bucknell University.

Nguyen is pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Denver and teaches at the Daniels College of Business and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.