Review of *Tells* by Ryo Yamaguchi

From New Pages: “Few poets can so effectively evoke the mind as an organ of thought: imperfect, messy, juggling several things simultaneously, both logical and emotional. There are special moments in these poems when that juggling feels especially breathless, …

Read full article | No Comments

Reading & Writing through Frank O’Hara’s Collected Poems

Reading & Writing through Frank O’Hara’s Collected Poems
A Poetry Workshop with Hoa Nguyen
Jan 10 to May 1, 2016
in Cyberspace and Toronto


41VM7SRYTBLIn this workshop, we will study Frank O’Hara’s Collected Poems; our engagement will generate …

Read full article | No Comments

Canadian Poetry 2015 Launch at IFOA Toronto

Join Tightrope Books and the Best Canadian Poetry Series on Friday, October 30, 7:30 PM at Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre for a special evening celebrating Canadian poetry.

The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015 is the eighth edition of Canada’s …

Read full article | No Comments

On JazzFM 91: Best Canadian Poetry 2015 with Hoa Nguyen

Recordings of a conversation with and poem by Hoa Nguyen. Text by Shirley Camia:
“The tumultuous period of the Vietnam War finds new meaning in one of the best Canadian poems of the year”


Read full article | No Comments

“Haunted Sonnet” Poem of the Day at

“‘Haunted Sonnet’ is a sonnet among many sonnets that I tend to write (little songs). It is informed by dream and Greek myth and investigates the notion of

Read full article | No Comments

Celebrating Poet John Wieners at Poets House, NYC, Thursday October 22

The poetry of John Wieners (1934-2004) influenced the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beats, and the poetics of pacifism and gay rights. The many registers of Wiener’s poetry are explored in an evening of readings and conversation occasioned by the publication …

Read full article | No Comments

Happy Birthday, Amiri Baraka

& organize
yr sh*t
as rightly burning!”
–Amiri Baraka from AM/TRAK
Photo from the workshop’s celebration of his life…

Read full article | No Comments

Interview with Hoa Nguyen on Kore Biters

Hoa Nguyen on Kore Biters: A monthly interview series that highlights the writing and literary activism of women writers who are transgressive and transformative by Arisa White and Rosebud Ben-Oni.


Read full article | No Comments

UDP in Toronto: Poets Yankelevich, Goldstein, and Nguyen read


Please join us in celebrating Ugly Duckling Presse poets Matvei Yankelevich, David B Goldstein, and Hoa Nguyen at this book launch and poetry reading.

Y G N Reading Oct 8

Scout and Cash Caffè

Thursday, October 8 at 8:30 PM

146 Christie Street



Read full article | No Comments

Tells Available

Sweet stitched chapbook Tells of the Crackling from Ugly Duckling Presse. Tells of the Crackling, GIANT

Read full article | No Comments