2018 National Book Award Longlist, Poetry

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen
Ghost Of
(Omnidawn Publishing)
ISBN: 9781632430526

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)

Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and distance to reach loved ones, ancestors, and strangers. By working with, in, and around the photographs that her brother left behind (from which he cut himself out before his death), Nguyen wrestles with what remains: memory, physical voids, and her family captured around an empty space.

About the Author

Diana Khoi Nguyen was born in Los Angeles, and is a poet and multimedia artist whose work has appeared widely in literary journals such as Poetry, American Poetry ReviewBoston ReviewPEN America, and The Iowa Review. A winner of the 92Y’s Discovery / Boston Review 2017 Poetry Contest, she is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.


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