Diana presented at Tender Table on March 28, 2019 in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Diana Khoi Nguyen

Photo courtesy of Diana Khoi Nguyen


Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of (Omnidawn, 2018), was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Omnidawn Open Contest. In addition to winning the 92Y "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest and being shortlisted for the National Book Award, she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.


What will you be presenting about? Feeding the Dead (Ancestors)

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Taste it while you cook.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Szechuan cuisine.

Favorite food: Thai, Indian, or Szechuan cuisine.

Recommended reading: Eliot Weinberger (any)

Best meals: Lummi Island tasting menu in 2012.

Food you'd like to try: Insects.