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Author: Hieu Minh Nguyen
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen's poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved"
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hieu Minh Nguyen
ISBN: 9781566895095 156689509X
OCLC Number: 1005829214
Description: 73 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: White boy time machine: instruction manual --
Lesson --
Again, let me tell you what I know about trust --
Still, somehow --
Nguyẽn --
Elegy for the first --
White boy time machine: software --
Type II --
Attending the party --
Dear X --
The study --
White boy time machine: joy ride --
Again, what do I know about desire? --
Cockfight --
#2 --
Again, let me explain again --
White boy time machine: return policy --
Baptism --
Apology, sort of --
Probe --
Punish --
Mercy --
White boy time machine: safety tips --
B.F.F. --
Pig --
Hosting --
White boy time machine: override --
Changeling --
Commute --
Ode to the pubic hair stuck in my throat --
Note --
Politics of an elegy --
White boy time machine: error --
The ranger --
Afterwards --
Reunion --
Heavy --
Monica West is moving to Omaha, Nebraska --
Note on staying.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Hieu Minh Nguyen.


Being queer and Asian American; families we are born into and ones we chose; nostalgia, trauma and history--all dissected fearlessly.  Read more...
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Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay PoetryFinalist for the Publishing Triangle Thom Gunn Award in Gay Poetry Finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Award in PoetryEntropy, "Best of 2018: Read more...

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