Hoa Nguyen

Finalist, 2021 National Book Awards

Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English series and judge for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. (Photo credit: Karen Thomson)
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A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

ISBN 9781950268177 Wave Books

A poetic meditation on historical, personal, and cultural pressures pre- and post-“Fall-of-Saigon” with verse biography on the poet's mother, Diệp Anh Nguyễn, a stunt motorcyclist in an all-women Vietnamese circus troupe. More about this book >

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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 shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English series and judge for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a finalist for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, she has received grants and fellowships from MacDowell, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Millay Arts. Her writing has garnered attention from such outlets as the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Granta, The Walrus, and Poetry, among others. Born in the Mekong Delta and raised and educated in the United States, Nguyen has lived in Canada since 2011.

(Photo credit: Karen Thomson)

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