Dao Strom’s work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of an experimental memoir and hybrid-literary project, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People (2015), accompanied by a music album, East/West; and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Her work has received support from the Precipice Fund, Regional Arts Culture & Council, Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Most recently she was recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital Artist Award. Strom is also co-founder of two collaborative projects, She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora, a project of DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network); and De-Canon, a popup library and social engagement project for writers of color. She has a bilingual poetry book forthcoming from Ajar Press in Fall 2017.

Dao Strom’s work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of an experimental memoir and hybrid-literary project, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People (2015), accompanied by a music album, East/West; and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Her work has received support from the Precipice Fund (with lead funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti), Regional Arts and Culture Council; Oregon Arts Commission; National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Most recently she was recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital Artist Award. Strom is also co-founder of two collaborative projects, She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora, a project of DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network); and De-Canon, a popup library and social engagement project for writers of color. She has a bilingual poetry book forthcoming from Ajar Press in Fall 2017.