APR names Red Juice among “Vital Books from 2014”

“Although Nguyen is a learned scholar and teacher of her wide-ranging influences—which include the Black Mountain College, the Beats, the second generation New York School, and others—her voice is resolutely her own: informal, domestic and irreverent, sloppy and precise, warm and brusque. There is so much historically impermissible stuff in these poems: exclamation marks and food and political rage and the occult and dirty words and the sweet, off-kilter truisms uttered by children.”

Arielle Greenberg

What to Read Now — Some Vital Books from 2014 on APR

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