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Mộng-Lan Reading

USF English Department
Event organized by USF English Department

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Mộng-Lan, writer, former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University,
Fulbright Scholar, has published seven books of poetry & artwork, two chapbooks, has won prizes such as the Juniper Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Awards, among others. Frequently anthologized to include in Best American Poetry Anthology, she has finished a novel, with an excerpt in the North American Review. A former college professor with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Arizona, she left her native Viet Nam on the last day of the evacuation of Sai Gon. Also a musician and composer, she has released nine albums of jazz piano and tangos, which showcase her poetry. As a visual artist, her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and in museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art and in public exhibitions in Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Buenos Aires. Mong-Lan as a dancer has studied ballet, jazz and flamenco, and has specialized as a tango dancer, performer, and teacher, having over twenty years of tango dance experience, in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, New York City, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hanoi, and elsewhere. Mong-Lan's new solo show, “Ocean of Senses: Dream Songs & Tangos --one woman's journey from Sai Gon to Buenos Aires, via America," blends original poetry, jazz piano, guitar, dance, story and
song. Visit: www.monglan.com