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.
Agent Orange Poem
After Emily Dickinson
What justice foreigns for a sovereign
We doom in nation rooms
Recommend & lend | resembling fragrant
Here we have high flowers a lilac in the nose
“the zeroes — taught us — phosphorus”
and so stripped the leaves to none
— Hoa Nguyen
Here’s a little preview!