Review of Violet Energy Ingots on Canthius

UnknownLike a film with short takes and fast cuts, her use of line is awake, pared down to the essential, as if to leave what is no longer of service. Nguyen’s open form breaks borders between poems, leaving them …

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Prior in Conversation with Nguyen at The Walrus

from an interview on The Walrus:

Unknown“Her poems often use carefully juxtaposed phrases— images, fragments of dialogue, puns—in order to reveal the power structures and ideologies embedded in the seemingly most innocuous of comments and objects.

‘Gather the …

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Publishers Weekly Reviews Violet Energy Ingots

From a review of Violet Energy Ingots  by Publishers Weekly: “In her first book of new work since Red Juice: Poems 1998–2008, Nguyen further develops her impactful, complex, and lyrical style. Nguyen’s poems blend startling imagery with a …

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Creative Writing Program at Miami University Summer 2016

b1LeXNvHHoa Nguyen, mentor in the Miami University Low Residency MFA, performs Monday August 15 at Miami University Bookstore, Shriver Center.

The program’s terrific line-up also includes:

Slate publisher Keith Hernandez
Former Director of Literary Grants for the NEA/Current Virginia Quarterly …

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jadebroken_mom2-768x768We move deeper into summer with poems by Hoa Nguyen. These poems use language in sometimes unsettling, disorienting, also playful, ways. Our attention is brought to the sounds of words, the slippery order of letters, the elusiveness of meaning,

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An Interview with Hoa Nguyen by Shelley Feller of BWR






“I love density, hooks, edges, and blurs—like poems as a three minute post-punk song.

But I also want to get the worlds in—and include the reader.”


On process, tarot, recent reading recommendations, and more in 

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Interview with Hoa Nguyen with James Lindsay on Toronto’s Open Book

by James Lindsay


VEI: Named a 2016 Top Pick by Publisher’s Weekly.

In his introduction to Red Juice (poems 1998-2008), Anselm Berrigan describes the poetry of Hoa Nguyen as, “sonic environments made …

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Reading & Writing through Fred Wah’s Scree: A Poetry Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

pjimageReading and Writing through Fred Wah’s Scree: A Poetry Workshop from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11, 2016 (Cyberspace and Toronto, ON)

To inquire about becoming a virtual or in-person student, please contact me at I will gladly …

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Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen (September, 2016) has been listed in the top ten poetry collections of fall 2016 by Publishers Weekly!

It’s Nguyen’s fourth collection, and the first since Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008.

The poems in …

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Review of “Tells…” by Allison Noelle Conner

“For Nguyen, language is not static or unchanging or inherent. It can easily be fragmented to reveal hidden meanings, alternative possibilities, and unknown sentiments. It can exist as a song that resists the rational, the ordered, the logical, the dominant. …

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