“Nguyen’s work is a poetics insistent on fragmentation and rupture as a mode of thinking and being in the world–one where, paradoxically, the very notion of fragmentation is, in itself, a whole. Her poems remind us that meaning, as we understand it, does not have to adhere to standard conventions of syntax–thereby faithfully echoing the […]
This winter, poet HOA NGUYEN returns to FRED WAH with a pair of writing workshops in support of knife | fork | book “Verse, prose, verse-prose: multi-referential yet playful. It is a book of poetics as poem as reality-expanding creative possibility. In a sequence written across books and forty years, MHT is a poetics of […]
KFB RECOMMENDS | TONIGHT 8PM HOA NGUYEN DALE MARTIN SMITH House Reading #1 25 APRIL 8PM ON ZOOM HOSTED BY DAVID HADBAWNIK No two people have been more influential in my life than HOA NGUYEN and DALE MARTIN SMITH. Nor could I imagine a KFB without them, their persistent love, guidance, friendship, and bedrock support. […]
HOA NGUYEN ASK ABOUT LANGUAGE AS IF IT FORGETS Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and she […]
The new. Fully accessible. All-poetry. Destination. Please join us celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with three extraordinary new KFB publications at our new home. Readings/work from the PREMIERE ISSUE of our NEW series NOT YOUR BEST No. 1 Edited by ERIC SCHMALTZ w/RASIQRA REVULA SACHA ARCHER KERRY MANDERS + brandy ryan AFTER PULSE HOA NGUYEN ASK […]
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Three years ago this October, KFB launched HOA NGUYEN’s VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (Wave, 2016) to a full house spilling onto the street in our brand spanking new digs at Rick’s Cafe, Kensington Market. Hoa laughs, but I’ll always credit her for “putting us on the map.” There were many “larger” “established” places she could have […]
The love in this room. Poets celebrate poet RUTH ROACH PIERSON this Friday past. A grand affair. knife | fork | book