after Myung Mi Kim

hello                            my name is                  forget everything                    C-124 sit low

question                      son                              just the money                        took us to US of A

don't say anything      all camp cry                 somebody to sponsor             no communication

my daughter               can you imagine          particularly mother                 Wake Island

we didn't know why   April 27, 1975             to kill time                               find a place to stay

because                       already chaos              American solider                     father cry too

the smell                     I am your father          just imagine                            everyone on the floor

no line for hotdogs     checkpoint 2               we know for sure                    I worry too much

                                                                                                           Son Huu Nguyen transcript

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A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (Omnidawn 2018) which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and forthcoming collection, Root Fractures (Scribner 2024). Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow, recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and winner of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest, 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Colorado Book Award. In 2022, she was the inaugural artist-in-residence in Asian American Studies at Brown University. Currently, she is core faculty in the Randolph College Low-Residency MFA and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh