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    Violet Energy Ingots
    by Hoa Nguyen

    🔍 Violet Energy Ingots • READ MORE 🔍

    • Genres: poetry
    • Language: english
    • Publisher: Wave Books
    • Author: Hoa Nguyen
    • ISBN: 9781940696348 (1940696348)
    • Release date: September 6, 2016
    • Format: paperback, 104 pages
    • Awards: Griffin Poetry Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2017)

    About The Book

    “What our lives permit us to perceive as givens, Nguyen reveals as mere conditions, inextricably tied to and guided by greater forces — from the economy to the environment, from the Mayan predictions to the menstrual cycle, from the weight of history to the burden of the future.” —Michael Brodeur, The Boston Globe

    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.

    A Brief History of War

    And what if Jupiter

    is your faith

    a balloon

    but I call you

    by the improper

    names I’m stained

    by the world here

    To be brave and endure

    the losing    To be brave

    and be the losing

    Luck    Brutal

    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 in Austin, TX, their home for fourteen years. She is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 and As Long as Trees Last. She lives in Toronto, Ontario where she curates a reading series and teaches poetics privately and at Ryerson University.

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