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Hai-Dang D Phan
Hai-Dang Phan, born in Vietnam and raised in Wisconsin, is a poet, translator, and scholar who teaches courses in Ethnic American Literature and Creative Writing at Grinnell. His research interests include modern and contemporary American literature, ethnic American literature, war literature, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, and theories of translation. He holds a Ph.D. in Literary Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A graduate of the University of Florida's M. F. A. Program in Creative Writing, his poems have been published in Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Everyday Genius, DIAGRAM, Lana Turner, NOÖ Journal, and other literary journals. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association, and his translations appear in journals such as Anamolous Press, Asymptote, Cerise Press, The Brooklyn Rail, and RHINO.
He is currently working on a number of critical and creative projects: a book manuscript entitled A Rumor of Redress: Literature, the Vietnam War, and the Politics of Reconciliation, a translation of new and selected poems by the Vietnamese poet Phan Nhien Hao, and a collection of poetry tentatively entitled Small Wars.