The Poetry Project

Dao Strom

Dao is centered in a portrait-orientation photograph rendered in greyscale. She is seen from the shoulders up, looking at the camera.

Dao Strom is a poet, musician, and artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her works include the poetry/music/art collection, Instrument/Traveler’s Ode (Fonograf Editions; Antiquated Future Records); a bilingual poetry-art book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else (Hanoi: AJAR Press); a hybrid-form memoir, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People, and song cycle, East/West; and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys and Grass Roof, Tin Roof. She has received awards from the Creative Capital Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, NEA, Warhol Foundation, and others. Born in Vietnam, Strom grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California and lives in Portland, Oregon. She is co-founder of two collective art projects, She Who Has No Master(s), and De-Canon.