A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

Hoa Nguyen (CA)

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2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR POETRY


A collection inspired by Hoa’s mother, a stunt motorcyclist in an all-woman Vietnamese circus troupe, is verse meditation on Vietnam’s diaspora.


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.

Product details

ISBN-13: 9781950268177

Number of pages: 144

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Wave Books

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