Research/Areas of Interest:

Creative Writing (Poetry), Asian American Literature, Hybrid Poetics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Mississippi, 2023
  • Master of Fine Arts, The University of Mississippi, 2020
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Texas - Austin, 2016


Joshua Nguyen is the author of Come Clean (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, the 2021 Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award, and the 2022 Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Poetry Award. He is also the author of the chapbook, American L�c Bát for My Mother (Bull City Press, 2021). He is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Tin House, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has been published in Wildness, The Texas Review, Auburn Avenue, and elsewhere. He is the Wit Tea co-editor for The Offing Mag, the Kundiman South co-chair, a bubble tea connoisseur, and loves a good pun. He is a PhD candidate at The University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.