12/30/2012 7:00 pm
12/30/2012 9:00 pm
Please join us for a New Year's Eve Eve Poetry Reading!
It's the Austin book launch for Hoa Nguyen's latest full length book of poems, "As Long As Trees Last" from Wave Books.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. 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 where they lived for 14 years. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she currently lives in Toronto Ontario where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in September 2012.
Praise for *As Long As Trees Last*
"Nguyen is a master of the poetic line... few poets do so much with so little fanfare. she makes poetry that sticks in the heart and the craw, an she deserves to be widely"-- Huffington Post
"Nguyen has a way of arranging an idea that lets you walk freely throug it, as though a deft staff were opening doors for you along the way..." --The Boston Globe
Nguyen once again dares to experiment with form, structure, and language to bring us a collection of genuinely thought-provoking poems interspersed with glimpses of beauty often missed in the bustle of modern life." -- The Rumpus