Next Letter in the Mail: Eric Tran


Our next Letter in the Mail is from award-winning poet Eric Tran! Eric writes to us about his work at a COVID vaccine clinic, the kind of intimacy he values most, and his happy place(s)—and he wants to hear from you about yours, too!

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Eric Tran is queer Vietnamese writer and a resident physician in psychiatry in Asheville, NC, where he is also an associate editor at Orison Books. His debut book of poems, The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer, won the Autumn House Press Emerging Writer’s contest. His work has been featured in Poetry Daily and Best of the Net and appears or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Iowa Review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.


Photograph of Eric Tran by Erik Donhowe.