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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Hoa Nguyen Nominated for $50,000 “American Nobel”

World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, has announced finalists for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as …

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Article on Hoa Nguyen in the Saigoneer



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May 27: American Library in Paris Hosts Reading with Vietnamese Women Writers


The Library is pleased to present a collective reading and presentation called “She Who Has No Master(s)” showcasing nine women writers of Vietnamese descent, now located in the U.S., Canada, and France, who will come together and read from …

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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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