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Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008

by Hoa Nguyen, introduction by Anselm Berrigan

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"Hoa Nguyen's poems probe dailiness to divorce us from our base assumptions about how language might present the world to us. Her poems comprise some of the most inviting lyrics I've found in a living poet."- Bookslut "Phrase by phrase Nguyen's work can be conversational, playful, funny, angry, acutely self-aware, and loaded with sensory information."-Anselm Berrigan, from the introduction 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."[BUDDHA'S EARS ARE DROOPY TOUCH HIS SHOULDERS]": Buddha's ears are droopy touch his shouldersas scarves fly out of windows and I shriekat the lotus of enlightenment Travel to Free Street past Wacoto the hole in the Earthwearing water I'm aiming my mouthfor apple pie Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, DC, 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. She is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks and lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she teaches poetics at Ryerson University and curates a reading series.

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Hoa Nguyen

HOA NGUYEN is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which was a finalist for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, Bard College, Poet’s House, and the Banff Centre’s Writers Studio. Winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature nominee, she has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her writing has garnered attention from such outlets as PBS NewsHour, Granta, The Walrus Magazine, the New York Times, and Poetry, among others. Born in the Mekong Delta and raised and educated in the United States, Nguyen has lived in Canada since 2011.

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Anselm Berrigan

HOA NGUYEN is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which was a finalist for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, Bard College, Poet’s House, and the Banff Centre’s Writers Studio. Winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature nominee, she has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her writing has garnered attention from such outlets as PBS NewsHour, Granta, The Walrus Magazine, the New York Times, and Poetry, among others. Born in the Mekong Delta and raised and educated in the United States, Nguyen has lived in Canada since 2011.

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Contributor Notes

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area,&nbspHoa Nguyen&nbspstudied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco where she earned an MFA. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including As Long as Trees Last (Wave Books, 2012),&nbsp Hecate Lochia &nbsp(Hot Whiskey Press, 2009), and&nbsp Your Ancient See Through &nbsp(Subpress, 2002). Her poetry has been collected in eight anthologies including&nbsp Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sound: The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose &nbsp(City Lights, 2009),&nbsp The Best of Fence &nbsp(Fence Books, 2009),&nbsp For the Time Being: A Bootstrap Anthology (Bootstrap Books, 2008),&nbsp Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry &nbsp(Milkweed Editions, 2008), and&nbsp Not for Mothers Only &nbsp(Fence Books, 2007). With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded&nbsp Skanky Possum, a small press journal of poetry and poetics. From Austin, TX, their home of fourteen years, the poets published contemporaries such as Amiri Baraka, Alice Notley, Linh Dinh, Kenward Elmslie, and Eileen Myles. Nguyen currently&nbsplives in Toronto, Ontario, where she curates a reading series and teaches poetics privately and at Ryerson University.

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