Nguyen, Hoa: A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

Nguyen, Hoa: A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

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Wave Books, paperback

Publication Date: April 6, 2021

Publisher Marketing: Hoa Nguyen's latest collection is a poetic meditation on historical, personal, and cultural pressures pre- and post-"Fall-of-Saigon" and comprises a verse biography on her mother, Diep Anh Nguyen, a stunt motorcyclist in an all-woman Vietnamese circus troupe. Multilayered, plaintive, and provocative, the poems in A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure are alive with archive and inhabit histories. In turns lyrical and unsettling, her poetry sings of language and loss; dialogues with time, myth and place; and communes with past and future ghosts.