Barbara Tran's first poetry collection, In the Mynah's Own Words, was selected as a PEN Open Book Award finalist and a ForeWord Magazine "Book of the Year" finalist. Barbara is co-editor, along with Monique T. D. Truong and Luu Truong Khoi, of Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose ( Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1998). For her own writing, Barbara has been awarded residencies by The Millay Colony for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Lannan Foundation. She is the recipient of an Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship, and a Pushcart Prize.
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