Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and immigrated to the U.S. as a refugee with her mother and brother shortly after the Việt Nam War while her father, who had served in the Army of the Republic of Việt Nam, remained in a Viet Cong “reeducation” prison camp for nine years. Poet Laureate Emerita of Altadena, California (Editor-in-Chief) 2018-2020 and a member of the Pasadena Rose Poets, Teresa Mei Chuc is the author of three collections of poetry, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012 & republished by Shabda Press, 2021), Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014) and Invisible Light (Many Voices Press, 2018). Teresa and Doug Rawlings, American veteran of the Việt Nam War, published a collaborative poetry book, Cầu Tre / Bamboo Bridge: Conversations between a Vietnamese Boat Refugee and an American Veteran of the Việt Nam War – Told in Poetry and Prose (November 2021).

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