NYC Reading Wed. Oct 19: Nguyen and Caples at the Poetry Project

Garrett Caples & Hoa Nguyen read

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 8:00 pm

at the Poetry Project


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VEI in the New York Times

Violet Energy Ingots reviewed in the NYT with Etel Adnan, Peter Boyle, and Michael Palmer.



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On Bustle’s 12 New Must-Read Poetry Collections

As selected by E. CE MILLER: Cmg-Es4WcAASFht

“I’m kind of obsessed with Hoa Nguyen, and here’s why: she somehow manages to point out the serious imperfections in our modern world, in our human history, in people and societies as a whole, …

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Toronto Launch of VEI: October 27th




knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market

Doors open 6:30PM…

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Review of Violet Energy Ingots on Boston Review

Unknown“These are deeply personal, domestic poems, caught up in household activities, the nuances of partnership and parenthood, changing weather, and the day-to-day turbulences that make up the real terrain of our emotional lives: frustration with loved ones, appreciation for our …

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Two Poems on Hyperallergic

New poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected two poems by Hoa Nguyen for her monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

Read them here on HyperallergicSB588-1

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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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