Chrysanthemum Tran


Chrysanthemum Trann is a Vietnamese American poet, writer & performer. She is the recipient of a 2018 MacColl Johnson Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation, a 2019 Artist in Residence at Williams College. Chrysanthemum burst onto the poetry slam scene in 2016 when she became the first trans woman finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Featured in The New York Times, Chrysanthemum has work in/on Button Poetry, The Nation, Them, Muzzle, The Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthology, among others. With poet Justice Ameer, she debuted the two-woman show, ANTHEM, at the American Repertory Theater’s OBERON. She is a 2016 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, a 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion and a Pink Door Fellow. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Chrysanthemum currently resides in Rhode Island. Source