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Hoa Nguyen
Your Ancient See Through
ISBN 1-930068-13-1

"...form, music, thought, and feeling work together to produce an overwhelming sense of the world's ripeness and the speaker's desire to tell us about it. This fullness of perception is strangely accomodated by what is, in essence, a fragmentary and asyntactic style...The effect is elegant. What Nguyen has to say needs no aesthetic padding to enthrall. This is poetry that is confident, aggressive, beautifully stark and strikingly clear."

-- poet and translator Roberto Tejada on the poetry of Hoa Nguyen