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Hieu Minh Nguyen
Hieu Minh Nguyen

is a child of immigrants. He is the author of This Way to the Sugar  (Write Bloody Press, 2014). Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry magazine, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. His second collection of poetry​, Not Here, ​is forthcoming on Coffee House Press in spring of 2018. He lives in Minneapolis.

Politics of an Elegy: A Poem

A poem by queer Vietnamese American poet Hieu Minh Nguyen on making sense of what you have already lost and what you will inevitably lose.

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Politics of an Elegy: A Poem