Mộng-Lan , poet, writer, multi-artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, dancer and teacher of the Argentine tango, left her native Vietnam on the last day of the evacuation of Saigon. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Awards for Poetry, she is the author of eight books and chapbooks, the most recent of which is <em>One Thousand Minds Brimming</em>.