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Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen was born in the Mekong Delta near Saigon and raised in the Washington, D.C. area.  She studied poetics and earned an MFA at New College of California in San Francisco.  In addition to four major poetry collections, Nguyen has also produced a considerable number of chapbooks and booklets and her poetry has been widely anthologized.  Nguyen now lives in Toronto, Ontario where she teaches poetics privately at Ryerson University.
As Long As Trees Last book cover


As Long As Trees Last

Seattle: Wave Books, 2012.
PS3614 .G88 L66 2012

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Grounded in the present tense—in the dailiness of politics and domesticity, citizenship and femaleness—Nguyen’s loose, everyday language performs a hook and snare on the ungraspable reality of 21st-century America. In the nearly egoless space of these chiseled yet spacious poems, an extraordinarily clear-eyed poet claims her stakes.

Hecate Lochia book cover


Hecate Lochia

Prague, Czech Republic: Hot Whiskey Press, 2009.
PS3614 .G88 H43 2009

Publisher’s Synopsis

Red Juice book cover


Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008

Seattle: Wave Books, 2014.
PS3614 .G88 A6 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Red Juice represents a decade of poems written roughly between 1998 and 2008, previously only available in small-run handmade chapbooks, journals, and out-of-print books. This collection of early poems by Vietnamese-American Hoa Nguyen showcases her feminist Ecopoetics and unique style, all lyrical in the post-modern tradition. Nguyen’s poems are swift, conversational, playful, funny, angry, fully present and self-aware.

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Your Ancient See Through

[Honolulu]: Subpress Collective, 2001.

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Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Nguyen, Hoa. “Interview With Hoa Nguyen.” By Joshua Marie Wilkinson. In Baik, Cristiana, & Andy Fitch, eds. The Letter Machine Book of Interviews. Tucson, AZ: Letter Machine Editions, 2015, 226-237.
PS225 .L488 2015


Publisher Subpress Collective

Publisher Wave Books

Hoa Nguyen personal website