Do Nguyen Mai

Do Nguyen Mai (Poetry) | Los Angeles, CA

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Đỗ Nguyên Mai is a Vietnamese American poet, scholar, and advocate for Vietnamese America’s future. Mai is the founding executive editor of Rambutan Literary, the Editor-in-Chief of The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer, and the Political Fellow for Courage Campaign. She was nominated for the 2017 Elgin Award and was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Rose O’Neill Literary House Jacoby Endowment Grant.


Battlefield Blooming (Sahtu Press, 2019). Poetry.
Ghosts Still Walking (Platypus Press, 2016). Poetry.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

Do Nguyen Mai’s poetry is elegant, beautiful, and will not hesitate to gut you in the same breath.
—Alex Dang

There sits within these poems astounding, paralyzing moments of awe for its readers.
—Greg Bem, Yellow Rabbits

I have yet to read a poetry collection that is more haunting than [Do’s] Ghosts Still Walking.
—Noor Hindi, Nervous Poodle Poetry

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