Education
M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Poetry, New York University
English Single Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Long Beach
B.A. in English; French Minor, Reed College

Awards 

MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH
Kimmel Harding Nelson Residency, Nebraska City, NE
Anderson Center Residency, Red Wing, MN
Artist Trust Fellowship, Seattle, WA
Distinguished Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Association of Asian American Studies Best Book Award for Poetry
Norma Farber First Book Award, Poetry Society of America, New York, NY
Writer-in-Residence, Sierra Nevada College Low Residency MFA, Incline Village, NV
Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, New York, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York, NY
Kundiman Fellow, New York, NY
Cave Canem Writing Across Cultures Workshop, New York, NY
Kundiman Poetry Prize, Publication with Alice James Books
Poets House, Emerging Poets Residency, New York, NY
Asian American Literary Review, a lettre Initiative: Writing Across Cultures & Generations fellow, New York, NY
Summer Literary Seminars, Contest Finalist
Art Omi Writers House, Residency Finalist
Hedgebrook Residency, Whidbey Island, WA
Poets & Writers, Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Readings/Workshops Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Fellowship, Provincetown, MA
The Center for Book Arts, Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers, New York, NY
Best of the Net Nomination
Pushcart Prize Nomination
New York University, Starworks Teaching Fellowship
Reed College, Commendation for Academic Excellence
Academy of American Poets, Mary Barnard Prize Winner 

Select Interviews and Publications 
“Becoming Ghost,” The Offing, 2019
“Becoming Ghost,” Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, 2018
“Los Angeles, City of Poets,” [short essay & poem], Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018
“I walked through the trees, mourning” and “Go Forget Your Father” [poems] POETRY, 2017
“Los Angeles, Manila, Đà Nẵng,” Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, 2016
On Pomegranate, [short essay], In Their Own Words, Poetry Society of America, 2015
Small Press Spotlight, [interview], Critical Mass, National Book Critics Circle Blog, 2014
“APIA Series: Poem and Interview with Cathy Linh Che,” [poem and interview], Best American Poetry Blog, 2014
“Burial,” Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, 2014
Split, winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize, Alice James Books, 2014
Interview with Poet Cathy Linh Che [interview], Ploughshares Blog, 2012
“Fellowship Brings Writer Home” [essay] Poets & Writers Magazine, 2011
“Bloodlines,” nominated for a Pushcart Prize and “Talk,” nominated Best of the Net [poems] Asia Writes, 2010

Teaching
New York University, New York, NY
Creative Writing MFA Program—Creative Writing Workshop: Magpie Poetry; Leonard A. Stern School of Business—Business and Its Publics: Inquiry and Discourse; Iraq War Veterans Writing Program––Creative Writing Workshop; Creative Writing Program—Intermediate Poetry; Introduction to Creative Writing

92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Advanced Poetry Workshop

Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Creative Nonfiction & Poetry Workshops; Oral History and Creative Writing Workshop for Youth: Mother Tongues; Department of Multicultural Affairs—Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry and the Moving Image

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Rape Culture on College Campuses

University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ
Writing Radical Love: A Self-Care & Community Care Workshop

Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Distinguished Visiting Professor / Writer in Residence––Poetry, Creative Nonfiction Workshop, & Composition for Undergraduates; Creative Writing MFA Program––Generative Poetry Workshop: The Transformational Image

Equality Fund, New York, NY
Writing Race & Intimacy Workshop 

Poets & Writers, Los Angeles, CA
Radical Self-Care for Writers & Teachers

Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD
Théča Wówapi Kagapi Okholakichiye––Poetry Workshop: Grief and Mythology

YouthSpeaks, Seattle, WA
Teen Program––Poetry Workshop: Writing Our Own Mythologies

Asian American Pacific Islander Literary Arts & Performance Festival, Washington, D.C.
Creative Writing Workshop––Race & Belonging: Intergenerational Trauma in the Diaspora

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, NY
Technology, Culture, and Society—Machines Made of Words I: Poetry as Design

ASA College, New York, NY
Division of Arts and Sciences—Composition 1, ESL Writing Workshop

Asian American Writers’ Workshop, New York, NY
Creative Writing Workshop for Youth—Double Exposures: Documenting War at Home

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Art Therapy—One-on-one Creative Writing Instruction for Children

John Jay College, New York, NY
SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) Department—English 093

Bell High School, Bell, CA
9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade English; Honors, ELL, Special Education

Panels, Lectures, and Special Projects
Moderator, Asian American Caucus, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (2016, 2017, 2018)
Guest Lecture: Intro Poetry Workshop, University of South Carolina, English Department, Columbia, SC (2017)
Reading: “Contemporary Vietnamese American Poetry, 40 Years After the War,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Tampa, FL (2018)
Panel: “Contemporary Vietnamese American Poetry, 40 Years After the War,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Minneapolis, MN (April 11, 2015)
Reading and Lecture, “Code Switching in Split,” University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO (April 8, 2015)
Guest Lecture: Intermediate Poetry Workshop, Fordham University, English Department, New York, NY (March 30, 2015)
Guest Lecture: Asian American Poetics, Hunter College, Asian American Studies Department, New York, NY (March 11, 2015; October 10, 2014)
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, New York, NY, Youth in Action––Creative Writing and Performance Workshop on Protest Poetry (February 21, 2015; February 28th, 2015)
Guest Lecture: Advanced Poetry Workshop, Warren Wilson College, English Department, Asheville, North Carolina (February 25, 2015)
Guest Lecture: “Poetry Now,” Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA (February 19, 2015; September 27, 2014)
Guest Lecture: Professional Practices, Sierra Nevada College, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Incline Village, NV (January 28, 2015)
Guest Lecture: “Seeing Rape,” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, New York, NY (October 22, 2014)
Panel: “Race and Belonging: Navigating the MFA as a Writer of Color,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs, with Eduardo C. Corral, Jon Pineda, Tim Seibles, Sejal Shah, and Crystal Williams, Seattle, WA (March 1, 2014)
Panel: “Experiments in Individual Solace and Collective Safety: Five Days of Crafting Poetry at the Kundiman Writers’ Retreat” with Sarah Gambito, Myung Mi Kim, Patrick Rosal, and Prageeta Sharma, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (March 2, 2012)

Select Readings
Poetry Reading and Conversation with Jenny Xie, Elliot Bay Books, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, Asian American Literature Festival, POETRY Magazine Launch with Li-Young Lee, Garrett Hongo, and Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress, Asian American Literary Review presents A Lettre Initiative Fellows with Eugenia Leigh, R.A. Villanueva, and Ocean Vuong, Washington, D.C.
Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Poems of Love and War with Laren McClung and Bruce Weigl, Salem, MA
Columbia University, FOLKSLAM with Jess X. Chen and Paul Tran, New York, NY
Poetry Society of America Readings at McNally Jackson with James Allen Hall, McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY
Poets for Ferguson, Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY
New Works Reading with Lucie Brock-Broido, Mark Bibbins, and Tomasz Rozyck, Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
VIDA Reading with Idra Novey, Camille Rankine, and Morgan Parker, New York Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island, New York, NY
New York University, Writers in New York with Major Jackson and Patrick Rosal, New York, NY
Open Texts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Reading, New York, NY
Four Way Books & Friends with Brett Fletcher Lauer, Benjamin Miller, & Maudelle Driskell, NYU Bookstore, New York, NY
“Alice James Presents” with Sally Wen Mao & Jamaal May, New York University's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York, NY
Academy of American Poets American Poets Spring Launch Party with Dan Chiasson & Saskia Hamilton, Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, NY (04/2014)

Arts Admin Experience
Executive Director, Managing Director, Programs & Communications Manager, Kundiman, New York, NY
Visiting Professor, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NY
Media Director, Kaya Press, Los Angeles, CA
Program Associate, Program Assistant for Readings & Workshops (East), Poets & Writers, Inc., New York, NY
Founding Editor, Paperbag: a journal of the arts, New York, NY
Editorial Assistant, New Directions Publishing, New York, NY
Reading Series Coordinator, Emerging Writers Reading Series, KGB Bar, New York, NY
Assistant International Editor & Layout Editor, Washington Square Review, New York, NY