Violet Energy Ingots
The poems in Violet Energy Ingots contain a sense of dis-ease, rupture, things frayed and grief — as love shimmers the edges. Ryo Yamaguchi describes Nguyen's writing as "a kind of stuttering with intelligences, impressions and emotions flaring up as the words find their pathways." As grounded in the earth as in the stars, her poems are reminders of the possibilities of contemplation in every space and moment. (From Wave Books)
Violet Energy Ingots was a finalist for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.
From the book
Auto dish soap
½ and ½
Bake the golden things
From Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen ©2016. Published by Wave Books.