Hai-Dang Phan was born in Vietnam in 1980 and grew up in Wisconsin. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2016, and the chapbook Small Wars. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry, and the New England Review Award for Emerging Writers. He currently teaches at Grinnell College and lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Reenactments is his first book.