Soul Vang is the author of Song of the Cluster Bomblet (forthcoming from Blue Oak Press) and To Live Here (2014 Imaginary Friend Press Poetry Prize).
Soul is a poet, teacher, and U.S. Army veteran. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno and is an editorial member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle (HAWC).
His writing is published in Academy of American Poets (poets.org),Water ~Stone Review, Black Earth Institute, Abernathy Magazine, Asian American Literary Review, Fiction Attic Press, In the Grove, The Packinghouse Review, Southeast Asia Globe, and The New York Times, among others.
His poetry has been anthologized in Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing (New Rivers), How Much Earth: An Anthology of Fresno Poets (Roundhouse), Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans (Minnesota Historical Society), How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday), and NEW CALIFORNIA WRITING 2012 (Heyday).
Soul has received the Horizon Artist Award from the Fresno Arts Council, the Foundation for Art & Healing Veteran's Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, a Merit Scholarship to attend Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.