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Portland | Creative Mornings with Eric Tran

Written By Amber Spry | Apr 2, 2024

Eric Tran is a queer Vietnamese writer and the author of Mouth, Sugar, and Smoke, which won the Oregon Book Award and was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer. His poetry has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. He is a psychiatrist in Portland, Oregon, where he co-organizes PDX Queer Asian Social Meetup. He completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at OHSU, his residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center, graduated from the UNC School of Medicine, and holds an MFA from UNC Wilmington.

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