Reading in Portland, Oregon May 14th, 2011

Hoa Nguyen will read with Portland poet Jesse Morse on May 14 at the Switchyard Studios, 109 S.E. Salmon St. The free reading begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit theswitchpdx.blogspot.com.

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Agent Orange Poem

After Emily Dickinson

What justice foreigns for a sovereign
We doom in nation rooms

Recommend & lend | resembling fragrant
Chinaberry spring

Here we have high flowers a lilac in the nose
“the zeroes — taught us — phosphorus”
and so stripped the leaves to none

— Hoa Nguyen

As published in the Oregonian, April 30th, 2011.

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