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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 has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton […]
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 […]