New Student Assistant: Thanh Nguyen

Presently, I am a student in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, class of 2000. My B.A. was in American Literature and Culture, also from UCLA. Prior to my immigrating to the U.S. in 1991, I graduated from the Pedagogy University of Saigon with a degree in Vietnamese Literature. In 1998 a book of my poetry was published, Thien Duong Chuong Giay, and some of my poems have been translated into English in the Winter 2000 issue of The Literary Review (Fairleigh Dickinson University). I am a regular contributor to Vietnamese literary magazines, including Hop Luu and Tho. (Editor's note: Howie was featured in a recent Los Angeles Times article, "Artists create a new self-image," April 28, 2000. While at UCI he will be processing archival collections.)