Curriculum Vitae


M.F.A. Creative Writing in Poetry, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2016
B.A. Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, SF, CA, 2008



Desert Rose Writing Prize, Desert Rose Literary Magazine, 2018
James D. Phelan Literary Award, The San Francisco Foundation, 2016
Mills College, Community Engagement Fellowship, 2014 – 16Full Tuition




water/tongue, Omnidawn Publishing, 2019


TRANSGRESSION: things i’ve learned from my body, hematite press, 2012

Journals & Anthologies

“American Narrative,” Vol. 3 Issue 2, Foglifter Magazine, 2018
”water/tongue,” Desert Rose Literary Magazine, 2018
"EXTRACTIONS," Asian American Literary Review’s Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health 2017
“HOW WE MAKE // on learning how to stay,” Issue Two: Kin, HOLD: a journal, 2016
“Refraction,” Walrus Literary Journal, Mills College, 2016
“I have built an altar,” NAMJAI, The ReWrite Collective, 2013
“BLOOM,” MOONROOT: an exploration of asian womyn’s bodies, MOONROOT, 2011
“Chavela,” “Greed,” & “For the Elders,” Flick of My Tongue, Kearny Street Workshop & Intersection of the Arts, 2009
“Local Politics,” Cipactli, Raza Studies: San Francisco State University, 2009

Interviews & Reviews

Three Poets of Color on How Their First Book Came to Be,” Rebellious Magazine, 2019
"Interview with mai c doan," TIMBER Journal, 2018
"Blessed Be #3 with Mai Doan," Anomaly Journal, 2016
From the Bottom Side of the Tongue: A Review of Khaty Xiong’s Poor Anima,” Entropy Magazine, 2016



Red Rover Reading Series, Chicago, IL 2019
Mystic Soul Conference, Chicago, IL 2019
Double Book Launch with Jan-Henry Gray & Xandria Phillips, Chicago, IL 2019
Omnidawn Spring Book Launch, Berkeley, CA 2019
Words of Resistance, Berkeley, CA 2017
SPD Presents: Conditional Love, Berkeley, CA 2016
RADAR Productions Reading Series, San Francisco, CA 2016
Conjuring Roots (National Queer Arts Festival), Oakland, CA 2016
Works in Progress, Oakland, CA 2016
Dreaming Wakefulness Launch, Oakland, CA 2016
El Cantil Reading Series, Oakland, CA 2015
The Hundy, Oakland, CA 2015
Artist + SF = Meaning?, San Francisco, CA 2014
The Gener-Asian Gap, Oakland, CA 2013
APA Heritage Night, San Francisco, CA 2012
Kearny Street Reading Celebrating the Chapbook, San Francisco, CA 2012
Lit Crawl, San Francisco, CA 2010
Common Ground Series, Santa Ana, CA 2010
APAture Literary Night, San Francisco, CA 2009
Intersdisciplinary Writers Lab Literary Reading, San Francisco, CA 2009
Flor y Canto en el Barrio: A Celebration of Latino Poetry, San Francisco, CA 2008



Teaching Positions & Residencies

Teaching Artist, Take My Word for It, Bay Area, CA 2016
Poet Teacher, June Jordan Poetry for the People at Berkeley Technological & Entrepreneurial High School, Berkeley, CA 2011

Classes, Workshops, & Events

Constellations: Craft & Connection in QTPOC Poetry, Online/Zoom, 2018
Online Poetry Class, Online/Zoom, 2018
Embodied Creative Writing for Political Imagination & Healing Workshop, Oakland, CA 2016
Weathering the Storm: Writing Workshop, CalShakes, Richmond, CA 2015
Poetry as Medicine Pop-Up, Care Not Cages, Oakland, CA 2015
Radical Poetry Pop-Up, Books for Days, Oakland, CA 2015
Radical Dreaming & Visioning Workshop, Let’s Get Free, Oakland, CA 2015
Zine-making Workshop Series, Forward Together, Oakland, CA 2012
Home for the Holidays: Altar-making Workshop, LYRIC, San Francisco, CA 2011
Viet /Nam is Not a War: Writing Workshop, VietUnity, Oakland, CA 2011



RADAR Productions Reading Series, San Francisco, CA 2016
Presenter, Community Engagement Fellowship, Mills College, Oakland, CA 2016
Speaker, Sex Education Justice & Youth Organizing, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA 2014
Panelist, Vietnamese-American Activism, Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing, Oakland, CA 2013
Speaker / Interviewee, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University, 2010



Member, Dreaming Wakefulness Collective, 2016
Member, MOONROOT zine collective, 2012 – 2014
Youth Organizing Manager, Forward Together, Oakland, CA 2014
Youth Organizer, Forward Together, Oakland, CA 2011 – 2013
Youth Organizer, South of Market Community Action Network, SF, CA2008 – 2011
Participant, Interdisciplinary Writer’s Lab, San Francisco, CA, 2009