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Not Here #2020

Not Here Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness trauma family and nostalgia and a big beating heart of a book Ngu

  • Title: Not Here
  • Author: Hieu Minh Nguyen
  • ISBN: 9781566895095
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Not Here By Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia and a big beating heart of a book Nguyen s poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved.

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    1. Like all agony, there are pleasant moments but only when we forget what carried us here, says Hieu Minh Nguyen s Not Here His is a brutally beautiful collection of poems that considers home, queerness, Vietnamese American identity, whiteness, trauma It is imbued with a hungry wit, seeking belonging, seeking existence, seeking survival The speaker interrogates his own origins the blanks, the empty spaces, the words whited out Oh, but why am I here , he asks The memories he encounters are fossiliz [...]

    2. gorgeous and raw here lies a young man stuck in between vulnerability and rage, love and war, Saigon and Sacramento, Vietnamese heritage and American expectations, his mother s traditionalism and his queer desire from Nguyen For years I refused to choose a bride My mother, persistent, leaving letters postcards on my pillow.These women will love you.Don t you understand People will kill you Your uncles, your father.My defiance soiling the lace white landscape of her desires What was I then if not [...]

    3. In his new collection Not Here, poet Hieu Minh Nguyen writes there are countless ways to justify company Hunger, overdue balance, whatever Here s how to justify your company with this book it s terrific and heartbreaking poetry, a thrill to read The book s speaker grieves, desires, cries, and develops a difficult truce with his disproving mother The son of immigrants queer identity is a cause of siege the problem with history somewhere somewhere someone wants you gone yet the book finds a well e [...]

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