Joshua Nguyen is the author of Come Clean (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and the chapbook, American Lục Bát for My Mother (Bull City Press, 2021). He is a Vietnamese-American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He has received residency from Kundiman, Tin House, Sundress Academy For The Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has been published in The Acentos Review, The Texas Review, Auburn Avenue, Crab Orchard, and Gulf Coast. He is a bubble tea connoisseur, and loves a good pun. He is a PhD student at The University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.