Please join us tonight for a Toronto launch of Hoa Nguyen’s “Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008” (Wave, 2014) !! There will be readings by Fan Wu (Toronto), Marion Bell (Philadelphia), and of course, Hoa Nguyen.
Bring your friends, we’ll have drinks, read poems, and buy books!
HOA NGUYEN was born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington D.C. area. She studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX, their home of 14 years. She is the author of several poetry collections, most recently As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012). She lives in Toronto, Ontario where she curates a reading series and teaches poetics privately and at Ryerson University.
MARION BELL is a poet who lives in Philadelphia. She has written a chapbook called The Abjector and a manuscript titled You People (both of which she can email you as pdfs). You can find some of her poems in Jupiter 88, Elective Affinities, Edwin Johns, Maestra Vida and Bedfellows. She’s doing some new writing under the working title of Austerity/Austerities. She is excited to ride the bus to Toronto.
FAN WU is a vampire of the prismatic word. He wears kitsch as a headlamp and lets himself look into a mirror of sincerity. He attends the University of Toronto, where he studies how sad it is to be but one body.
Event sponsored by The Trinity Review Cxxvii