POETRY FEATURE: HIEU MINH NGUYEN is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014) which was a finalist for both a Minnesota Book Awards and a Lambda Literary Awards. A queer Vietnamese American poet, Hieu is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. His work has also appeared in the Southern Indiana Review, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Devil’s Lake, Bat City Review, the Paris-American, and elsewhere. Hieu is a nationally touring poet, performer, and teaching artist. He lives in Minneapolis where he flails his arms and forgets to take his clothes out of the dryer. Check out some work at: https://www.hieuminhnguyen.com
BONUS RUCKUS: The return of the “PROMPT & CIRCUMSTANCE” – that’s right folks! Competitors are given a totally random object that serves as your poem prompt AND writing surface! One of our favorite games might have a school theme, seeing as how teachers are on break and can come get down with their studious selves! DEADSTICK & HAMBONE will jam with you… on instruments! CATERED by EMILEE will serve up the freshest snack! YOSH, MIKEY & DORIAN should be able to take care of any other of your winter needs!