Hecate Lochia

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Hot Whiskey Press, 2009 - Poetry - 106 pages
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Poetry. Asian American Studies. In Hoa's Nguyen's HECATE LOCHIA tutelary spirits and local elements find their articulation in the found object-poems of a ritualized domesticity. These poems track with immediacy the various roles and pressures--of motherhood, marriage, keeping house, work and writing--that become the occasions in which to celebrate the phenomenal world.

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Nguyen again gives us a vision of nature, though this time her lens is focused on the nature of motherhood and homelife. Though rooted to the earth, her consciousness also rotates on a galactic axis ... Read full review

Contents

UP NURSING
13
BIRTHDAY POEM
19
PURPLE VOMIT
26
THE NEIFJ PICTURES THE BEHEADED
32
ALL THE FAILED
36
STOLE THAT
42
CAN EXTRACT MYSELF FROM THAT EMOTION
48
DRIVING
54
THE BALLERINA IN A MUSIC BOX
61
MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
67
THE STARBUCKS MERMAID 14
74
THE PROBLEM
80
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About the author (2009)

Hoa Nguyen (born 1967) is an American poet. Born in Vinh Long, near Saigon, in 1967, Hoa Nguyen grew up in the Washington D.C. area and studied poetry at New College of California in San Francisco. She now lives in Austin, Texas where she leads the Teachers & Writers Collaborative's Virtual Poetry Workshop. She co-edits Skanky Possum, a book imprint and journal, with her husband Dale Smith, and curates a monthly reading series in Austin. Her poems have been published in various journals and in An Anthology of New (American) Poets (Talisman House, 1998). She is the author of Dark (1998), Parrot Drum (Leroy, 2000), Your Ancient See Through (Sub Press, 2002) and Red Juice (Effing, 2005).

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