Duyen Nguyen '08

Duyen Nguyen '08

Duyen Nguyen '08 was born in Vietnam and grew up in Buffalo, where she attended City Honors School. She began writing in elementary school and with the encouragement of her English teachers at City Honors, she committed herself seriously to her writing. At Canisius, she learned, among other things, that she does not want to be a lawyer -- ever; that she will always love British literature best; and that she’s never regretted being an English major. Her favorite writers are Jane Austen and Pablo Neruda. She intends to devote her life to studying the former and trying to write poetry with as much beauty and passion as the latter. Currently she is a student in the PhD program in English at Northeastern University, where she is teaching writing.