Hai-Dang Phan is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2016, jubilat, Prelude, New England Review, and elsewhere. His work has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the American Literary Translators Association, and Grinnell College, where he is currently an assistant professor of English. The author of the chapbook Small Wars (Convulsive Editions, 2016), he is at work on his first collection of poetry.
Born in Vietnam, he came to the U.S. as a refugee and grew up in Wisconsin. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa.