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Breakout Reading Series: Diana Khoi Nguyen

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Join poets and artists Hoa Nguyen and Diana Khoi Nguyen for an evening of drinking tea, poetry, and reading tarot.

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Join poets and members of the Vietnamese artist women collective She Who Has No Master(s) for an evening of drinking tea and reading Tarot. Hoa Nguyen and Diana Khoi Nguyen will offer questions, read poems and Tarot, and discuss Ghost Of, Diana’s debut poetry collection, in an entwined and mediated conversation.

Sip on your favorite warm beverage and engage in essential questions such as: How do we receive information? What faculties are used when we make creative choices? How can we know something about who and what we are?

Diana Khoi Nguyen is an American poet and multimedia artist. Her first book, Ghost Of, was a finalist for The 2018 National Book Award in Poetry. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Randolph College Low-Residency MFA and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Born in Vinh Long and raised and educated in the United States, Hoa Nguyen has lived in Canada since 2011. Her books include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 and Violet Energy Ingots which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Hoa teaches in Miami University’s low residency MFA program and the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College where she serves as co-chair of writing. Her forthcoming book, A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure, will be published in April 2021 by Wave Books.

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