Poetry. Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. 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.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen 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, including VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (2016), RED JUICE: POEMS 1998-2008 (2014), and AS LONG AS TREES LAST (2012), published by Wave Books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario where she teaches poetics privately and at Ryerson University, Bard College, and Miami University.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN