Nghiem Tran Nghiem Tran was born in Vietnam and raised in Kansas. He is a Kundiman Fellow and MFA candidate at Syracuse University. His writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, Hyphen, wildness, and elsewhere. POETRY "The Lover" and Two Poems By NGHIEM TRAN At the start of summer I thought / only love could make my body welcome the earth. FICTION Trespassing By NGHIEM TRAN They must have been born with this connection to their hands, to each other, and if that was indeed the case, then why hadn’t I been born with this gift?