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Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. Nguyen has lectured at numerous institutions including Princeton University, Bard College, and the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. She is the recipient of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Nguyen was born in the Mekong Delta, raised and educated in the United States, and now lives in Toronto.