Ghost Of

Finalist, National Book Awards 2018 for Poetry

Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen book cover
ISBN 9781632430526
Omnidawn Publishing
Diana Khoi Nguyen

Diana Khoi Nguyen was born in Los Angeles, and is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared widely in literary journals such as Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, PEN America, and The Iowa Review. More about this author >

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Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and distance to reach loved ones, ancestors, and strangers. By working with, in, and around the photographs that her brother left behind (from which he cut himself out before his death), Nguyen wrestles with what remains: memory, physical voids, and her family captured around an empty space.


Diana Khoi Nguyen, Poetry Finalist, reads from Ghost Of at the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading