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Hieu Minh Nguyen - SLPS Reading

Spirit Lake Poetry Series is proud to launch our 22nd year of hosting great poets for fantastic readings! We’re excited and honored to have Hieu Minh Nguyen join us on Saturday, October 13th, at 7:30 pm, in downtown Duluth’s Prøve Gallery. We hope that you can join us!
A queer Vietnamese American poet, Hieu Minh Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. His work has appeared in the Southern Indiana Review, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Devil's Lake, Bat City Review, the Paris-American, and elsewhere. Hieu is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014) which was a finalist for both a Minnesota Book Awards and a Lambda Literary Awards. His newest collection, Not Here, was recently released via Coffee House Press in April of 2018.
Praise for NOT HERE
“‘Sometimes, to avoid / a catastrophe: the disappearance / of a limb / or relative, you must / make sure everything burns,’ we are told in Hieu Minh Nguyen’s Not Here. These brilliant poems illuminate those spaces between sincerity and mischief, vulnerability and audacity. Nguyen’s irrepressible warmth is fueled by honesty, longing, and curiosity. ‘Everything burns’ in this amazing collection. Not Here blazes and enlightens.” —Terrance Hayes

“Hieu Minh Nguyen’s fabulous book of poems, Not Here, is just one of those books you can’t stop reading. Nguyen is a magician with form, using a variety of forms as a way of searching and longing but never finding. This is a book about desire, about race, about sexual identity, about the slippage of memory, about culture. The writing is fierce and sad, and so skilled. It crackles. It is essential.”
—Victoria Chang