Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint. She is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks and lives in Toronto Ontario where she teaches poetics at Ryerson University and curates a reading series. Her third full-length book, As Long As Trees Last, is forthcoming from Wave Books in September 2012.
   

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