Hieu Minh Nguyen was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, by a single, Vietnamese-American, mother. He is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014). He co-coached the 2011 University of Minnesota poetry slam team, which placed fourth at the College National Poetry Slam. He was also a member of the 5th-ranked Minneapolis adult National Poetry Slam team in 2011. In 2012, he was a featured performer at The Equilibrium’s 10-year anniversary show, performing alongside slam legends Patricia Smith and Anis Mojgani. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Word Riot, PANK, Muzzle, decomP, Anti-, and other journals. He also works at a haberdashery.
More of Hieu’s work can be found on his website.