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.