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Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen is the author of five books and more than a dozen chapbooks, including Violet Engery Ingots (Wave Books, 2016), Tells of the Crackling (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 (Wave, 2014), and As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012).

To Seek

To seek too much attention etc. / To be careful and mouth all the words / My glories are morning and purple / / You too like a vine cling and closing / blue violet() / / Marvin Gaye would sing / / What is a Cry House for / (crying in the house) / / I forgot why I wept / last nightIt was children / & darkI wear a silk / camisoledo I / / and a cheap black / tunic / / Here is a brown pastel scribble / and should be shamed / / Can glitter? I show / off all the time / ...

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