PEUO TUY was born during the Cambodian genocide. She is a spoken word poet, writing workshop instructor, and community organizer. Her poetry collection, Khmer Girl (2014), is inspired by the traumas of her life, including her family escaping the killing fields of their native Cambodia. Her work has appeared in Art Papers (2016), WHYY (2017), and Poets Network & Exchange magazine (2017), Lao American Review (2017), Sahtu Press (2017), LAOMAGINATION (2017). Peuo Tuy has appeared as a guest speaker at Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts State House, The Big Read/Miami Book Fair, the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as various junior high schools and high schools on the east coast. She is the 2018 finalist for the Jerome Foundation in spoken word, received an honorable mention for the McKnight Foundation in 2018, recipient of the 2018-2019 Florida Literary Arts Coalition Book Tour, and is the 2019 recipient of the Critical Refugees Collective Studies Grant. Peuo is a founding member and the Executive Director of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association.