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This Way to the Sugar


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ISBN13: 9781938912443
ISBN10: 1938912446
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Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether "forgiveness will bleed you thin."

About the Author

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American Poet raised in Saint-Paul, Minnesota. He is currently on the Good News Poetry Tour and in 2012 was a featured performer at the Equilibrium's 10-year anniversary show. His work has been published by Muzzle, PANK, Indiana Review, Anti-, and The Journal.

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Rezo, March 5, 2015 (view all comments by Rezo)
Powerful ... Moving ... Beautiful. Hieu Minh Nguyen is a newcomer to the national poetry scene. He has been nominated for the 2015 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry and is a Lamda Literary Award finalist. Simply open This Way to the Sugar to any page and you will quickly understand why. His poems deftly interweave themes such as being sexually molested as a child, family ties, his Asian heritage, and sexuality. This is one of my new favorite books of poetry and I find myself reaching for it at random times to read, re-read, another page.

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Nguyen, Hieu M.
Write Bloody Publishing
Nguyen, Hieu
Nguyen, Hieu Minh
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
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