Poetry. Asian American Studies. The poems in VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS contain a sense of dis-ease, rupture, things frayed, and grief—as love shimmers the edges. Ryo Yamaguchi describes Nguyen's writing as "a kind of stuttering with intelligences, impressions, and emotions flaring up as the words find their pathways." As grounded in the earth as in the stars, her poems are reminders of the possibilities of contemplation in every space and moment.
Publishers Weekly reviewKarla Kelsey @ The Constant Critic
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