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Presented By: Multi Ethnic Student Affairs - MESA
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Intersectional Identities: A Conversation & Reading with Hieu Minh Nguyen

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Pride Month 2024

Hieu Minh Nguyen Hieu Minh Nguyen
Hieu Minh Nguyen
Join us for a special evening of intersectional dialogue as we welcome acclaimed poet Hieu Minh Nguyen to share his unique perspective on navigating the intersections of queer and Vietnamese-American identities. In collaboration with the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)'s AA&PI Heritage Month Planning Committee and Spectrum Center's Pride Month, this event dives into an enlightening and empowering exploration of identity, culture, and self-expression.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is the author of two collections of poetry, This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014) and Not Here (Coffee House Press, 2018), which went on to win the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. Some awards and fellowships Hieu has received include: the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a McKnight Writing Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. His work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Hieu lives in Oakland and is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.

AA&PI Heritage Month is presented by MESA's AA&PI Heritage Month Planning Committee. Find more events at

Pride Month is presented by Spectrum Center and co-sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) and Rackham Graduate School. Find more U-M Pride Month events at

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