writer | artist | educator
Welcome! I am a Lawrence, MA, USA based writer & artist (my pronouns are they or she). My writing focuses on transgenerational trauma & healing, critical compassion, queer coming of age love stories, diaspora hustles and bustles, eco-resistance sci-fi, ancestral memory, and visionary fiction. The written forms I am choosing to express myself in currently are poetry, short stories, novels, and children's books.
Here you will also find my art. I have 10+ years of experience in ceramics and have recently started dabbling in painting, and have lots to share with you. Explore for as long as you'd like and have fun!
Y-Bình Nguyễn (she/they) is a proud daughter to American War in Vietnam refugees, descendent from a rural farming community in An Giang, Việt Nam, and situated in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They are currently the Literary Curator & Program Director at El Taller and Co-Founder & Literary Editor at Exposed Brick Literary Magazine.
Y-Binh’s poetry and prose focuses on the poignant themes of transgenerational trauma & healing, critical compassion, queer coming of age love stories, diaspora hustles and bustles, eco-resistance sci-fi, ancestral memory, and visionary fiction.
As a passionate educator with a praxis of communal learning, one of Y-Binh’s favorite places in the world to teach and learn is Mamelodi, South Africa. On sunny days, you can find them relearning how to grow food and cooking with their mẹ, teaching ceramic classes in The Garden, expanding their collection of locally-made art made by creatives of color, and figuring out how to be the best role model for her younger sisters (Bảo Trân and pup Nieves).
from seeds to marketplaces, 2nd Edition Print
"phở" in Homology Lit- issue seven
"why my mom gambles" in Project Yellow Dress
"Cultural Studies" and "an exception" in Harvard’s Freedom School Magazine
run( )away in Vănguard Zine
" Boundless Land" Audiogram, live recording from Exposed Brick Literary Magazine ISSUE TWO Launch Party created by the Essex County Community Foundation for the Creative County Initiative.
For acquisition of any forthcoming work, please reach out to Y-Bình's agent: Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Otherwise you can contact Y-Bình via email or instagram.
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from seeds to marketplaces
Y-Bình's first collection of poetry.
Available exclusively at El Taller!
Cover art by Danthanh Trinh & hand-lettering by Bảo Trân Nguyễn. Featured poems by Nicole Morris, JTT, ole, and Gladys Wangeci Gitau-Damaskos, & Kaira Lopez. Published by All Prose Publishing.
2nd Edition Print
Printed in Lawrence, MA
Perfect Bound, 170 pages
Currently not taking commissions,
but thank you for thinking of me.