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Hoa Nguyen
Born in 1967 just outside of Saigon, Hoa Nguyen was raised in the DC area and attended the Poetics program at New College in San Francisco. She currently lives in Austin TX where she leads creative writing workshops. With her partner the poet Dale Smith, she edits the journal and book imprint Skanky Possum and curates a monthly reading series. Her publications include Your Ancient See Through (subpress) and Red Juice (effing). A full-length collection is forthcoming this year from Hot Whiskey Press.


Washington (George) is not in
this poempowdered wig powdery
and anyway who chops down a fruit
My sense of
history liesWe buy things
::::chicken wings::::::butter:::::

Yesterday Dave took away
my officemy bossSaturday

Cancel That

Hoa Nguyen
Cancel that wrinkle neck crepey
What a creep in split sleeves
You smoke tobaccolean
winter bassy and frontal
Continental frontBlue Norther

Levittown goes "green"
Oil at $100 a barrel
January 19, 2008

You end the movie with ambient
sounds and a murder

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