Splash Biography

JOHN NGUYEN, John Nguyen

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2024

Picture of John Nguyen

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Yale junior studying English; journalist, poet, and essayist; aspiring professor of creative writing

Past Classes

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H4699: Contemporary American Poetry in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 01, 2023)
We will learn about poetry and destigmatize a genre that can intimidate or seem inaccessible. This course will focus on ways of being—by oneself, alongside others—and the beauties and dangers of both.

A4552: Introduction to Vietnamese American Literature in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Who owns the ‘history’ and ‘trauma’ of the Vietnam War in America? Who owns the narrative of the Vietnamese people who came to America after 1975? In this course, we will read and discuss passages and poems of Vietnamese American literature that portray the complexities of Vietnam and the Vietnamese American experience. We will highlight both well-known and rising authors on our syllabus, including Ocean Vuong, Paul Tran, Monique Truong, and more!