I Am An Artist: Barbara Tran

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Barbara Tran is the author of the poetry chapbook In the Mynah Bird's Own Words. Her honors include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Bread Loaf Scholarship, Pushcart Prize, and Lannan Foundation Writing Residency. Longlisted for the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize, Barbara is indebted to Hedgebrook for radical hospitality at a crucial time, and to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for essential support. In 2020, Barbara’s writing will appear in Bennington Review, Canthius, Cincinnati Review, The New Quarterly, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Born in New York City, Barbara is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada. So Long is her first foray into film.

What are you eating for comfort these days?

Gochujang on everything

What are you binge watching/reading? playing on repeat?

Money Heist on Netflix

What was the last song you had stuck in your head?

Karen O & Danger Mouse's cover of Lou Reed's Perfect Day.

What is your favorite unpopular opinion?

It's almost never too far to walk.

What was the last thing that made you smile or laugh?

My one dog taking my other dog's face in his mouth.

What is the most interesting piece of art you've seen?

Chris Marker's short, post-apocalyptic film La Jetée.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell our readers?

Strength, unity.