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Diana Khoi Nguyen On Dissecting And Reframing the Past

Supra Endura: Creative Conversations

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Diana Khoi Nguyen, award-winning author and multi-media artist. I first met Diana on the book tour of her debut poetry collection: Ghost Of. This book is described as a is a haunting exploration of grief’s aftermath, for a sister and a family. As a poet and artist, Dianna continues to excavate her family's history including what it was like for her parents to be refugees of the Vietnam War. I was fascinated by her career path and what lead her to poetry. I enjoyed hearing about mentors who helped to see her potential as a poet and I also loved hearing about how she decided to mix mediums and introduce photos cuts outs into her book to help tell the. It was so great to talk with someone so immensely talented and open to artist expression. To learn more about Diana Khoi Nguyen and to check out her writing visit her website at dianakhoinguyen.com

1hr 18mins

3 Jun 2021

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Diana Khoi Nguyen: "from Đổi Mới"

Poem-a-Day

Recorded by Diana Khoi Nguyen for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on May 13, 2021. www.poets.org

4mins

13 May 2021

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Special Re-issue: Diana Khoi Nguyen

92Y's Read By

Producer's note: We return this week to Diana Khoi Nguyen's reading of poems from Asian poets in diaspora. Please support your local Asian diaspora and anti-racist community organizing, as you can. In particular, Nguyen recommends donations to Stop AAPI Hate's fund: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Diana Khoi Nguyen on her selection: In a time of global isolation unprecedented for multiple generations, I have retreated into the community of words of others, that is, a return to the nook of books, day in, day out, and it is very much a comfort--a return to the routine days of my sequestered childhood. Today found me missing poets, writers, and humans with whom I would have had some kind of social and physical contact in this now long-gone former world of conferences, events, and travel. In a sense, I am able to be with these writers, and now enable for them to be with you--by facilitating an encounter between them and you in this intimate aural space. For this recording, I read the follow poems from the following writers: Jane Wong, "Everything" Dao Strom, excerpt from "Self-Travelogue/s (Endemism)” Mary-Kim Arnold, "American Girlhood” Vaan Nguyen, "Mekong River" Christine Shan Shan Hou "Amanuensis"

18mins

21 Mar 2021

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Read By: Diana Khoi Nguyen

92Y's Read By

Diana Khoi Nguyen on her selection: In a time of global isolation unprecedented for multiple generations, I have retreated into the community of words of others, that is, a return to the nook of books, day in, day out, and it is very much a comfort--a return to the routine days of my sequestered childhood. Today found me missing poets, writers, and humans with whom I would have had some kind of social and physical contact in this now long-gone former world of conferences, events, and travel. In a sense, I am able to be with these writers, and now enable for them to be with you--by facilitating an encounter between them and you in this intimate aural space. For this recording, I read the follow poems from the following writers: Jane Wong, "Everything" Dao Strom, excerpt from "Self-Travelogue/s (Endemism)” Mary-Kim Arnold, "American Girlhood” Vaan Nguyen, "Mekong River" Christine Shan Shan Hou, "Amanuensis" Music: "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0

17mins

14 Feb 2021

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Episode #119 Family Ties - Diana Khoi Nguyen

Close Talking: A Poetry Podcast

Content Warning: SuicidalityConnor and Jack think through Diana Khoi Nguyen's remarkable poem "Family Ties," part of her haunting debut collection Ghost Of. They discuss the complex emotional textures Nguyen evokes in the poem, the challenges of representations of suicide, and ideas of family, self, and metaphorical webs.More on Nguyen here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/diana-khoi-nguyenFamily TiesBy: Diana Khoi NguyenGradually a girl’s innocence itself becomes her major crimeA doe and her two fawns bent low in the sumac along the bank of a highway, the pinched peach of their ears twitching in the heatInto the disordered evening my brother cut out only his face from every photograph in the hall, carefully slipping each frame back into positionWhat good does it do?Decades of no faces other than our own chipping facesWhat good does it do, this resemblance to nothing we know of the dollhouseNew parents watch their newborn resting in a sunny patch of an empty room, the newborn making sense of its container—And from the road a deer ripened in death and a tuft of fur—or dandelion— tumbled along, gently circled, driftwood, shaking loose, gathered, dissolving into the mouths of jewelweed nearbyEarth is rife with iron and blood is rich in stardustImmediately I spotted one hoof print, then nothing, as if this was where she dragged herself out of the bodyStrips of tire torn from their orbitIs it right then, that we are left to hurtle aloneFind us at our website: www.closetalking.com/Find us on Facebook at: facebook.com/closetalking
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Find us on Instagram: @closetalkingpoetryYou can always send us an e-mail with thoughts on this or any of our previous podcasts, as well as suggestions for future shows, at closetalkingpoetry@gmail.com.

54mins

12 Feb 2021

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Episode 23: Hoppy Blonde and Diana Khoi Nguyen

No Rhyme or Refill

"[The book] becomes a very visceral reminder of the way grief changes."Beer: Hoppy Blonde (Ferus Artisan Ales, Birmingham)Poetry: Diana Khoi Nguyen from her book "Ghost Of"(Omnidawn, 2018)Girl Crush: Princess NokiaWash your hands and stay safe! In this week's episode we talk about Erica's favorite Ferus Artisan Ales beer and discuss the "holes" that grief leaves in our lives through Diana Khoi Nguyen's book, "Ghost Of" written about the suicide of her brother.

31mins

17 Mar 2020

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Diana Khoi Nguyen - March 20, 2019

the Poetry Project Podcast

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38mins

21 Feb 2020

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Diana Khoi Nguyen vs. Silence

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Diana Khoi Nguyen is tackling silence. The poet and multimedia artist talks with Danez and Franny about writing into the spaces left by her late brother, splicing family videos, teaching MBA students to codeswitch, and interviewing the Vietnamese diaspora across generations. Plus, a very existential This vs. That, and a FANTASTIC pun to end the show. Also–VERY IMPORTANTLY–follow her dog on IG at https://www.instagram.com/waitingforbeckett/. NOTE: Make sure you rate us on Apple Podcasts and write us a review!

1hr 2mins

6 Aug 2019

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Flash Briefing: "Family Ties" by Diana Khoi Nguyen read by Jackson Neal

The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads Diana Khoi Nguyen's poem, "Family Ties." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! More on Jackson Neal -- Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit (jacksonnealpoetry.tk) // Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter. On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) // (urbanwordnyc.org). ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

2mins

26 Feb 2019

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Flash Briefing: Jackson Neal Reads "Gyotaku" by Diana Khoi Nguyen

The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

Today's flash briefing poetry reading Youth Poet Laureate Jackson Neal. He reads Diana Khoi Nguyen's poem, "Gyotaku." Join us later this week for our longer chat on trans poetics and haunting as a method for hopeful and queer livability! More on Jackson Neal -- Jackson Neal is a Queer, boundless, scorpio poet from Houston, Texas. They are a two-time Space City Grand Slam Champion, a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Spoken Word, the Youth Poet Laureate of the Southwestern Region of the United States. For more info and to reach out, visit (jacksonnealpoetry.tk) // Say hi to Jackson on Social: @jaxnealpoetry for both IG and Twitter.  On The National Youth Poet Laureate Program: (youthlaureate.org) // (urbanwordnyc.org).  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

2mins

25 Feb 2019