Interview on Diacritics

Never Go Away: Neustadt Prize Nominee Hoa Nguyen on Her Poetry

photo of the poet’s mother, 1956, Vinh Long

Oct 9, 2019

“I never considered poetry as career and forever reject the corporate model to poetry. I never approached making …

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Review of Violet Energy Ingots on diaCRITICS by Eric Nguyen

“In such a light, the project of Violet Energy Ingots seems to be not how to reconcile one’s personal life with the history of oppression, but how to own up to both the oppressions we’ve experienced and to the oppressions …

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OUT OF THE MARGINS :: POEMS BY HOA NGUYEN

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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