Hoang-Anh L. Tran was born in Viet Nam and immigrated to the United States in 1986. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2004 and was the recipient of a 2004-2005 Fulbright Fellowship to Viet Nam. Her poetry has been published in places such as ¡Tex! Magazine, the international journal Treci Trg, the anthology Deck and Immigration, Emigration, DiversityM from Chapel Hill Press. She currently works at Washington University School of Law in Saint Louis, Missouri.