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Violet Energy Ingots

This collection by Hoa Nguyen was a finalist for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Hoa Nguyen

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
Coffee beans

Bake the golden things
Rust colors
Rust colors


From Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen ©2016. Published by Wave Books.