Boston Poet Duy Doan On Vietnamese Heritage, Bilingual Poetry

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Duy Doan (Courtesy of Duy Doan).
Duy Doan (Courtesy of Duy Doan).

The Yale Series of Younger Poets competition has been around since 1919 and it promises the publication of a poet's first book of poems. You might have heard of some of their past awardees, which include John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, James Tate and W. S. Merwin. This year, a Boston poet got the title.

Duy Doan is a graduate of Boston University's poetry MFA and current director of BU's Favorite Poem Project. His poems are about a wide range of topics — his Vietnamese heritage, his childhood in Texas, and the challenges of translation.


Duy Doan, poet and director of Favorite Poem Project.

This segment aired on March 31, 2017.



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