Joshua Nguyen, Come Clean

Joshua Nguyen is a Vietnamese American writer, a collegiate national poetry slam champion (CUPSI), and a native Houstonian. He is the author of the chapbook American Lục Bát for My Mother. He is a PhD student at the University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.

About Come Clean:
Joshua Nguyen's sharp, songlike, and often experimental collection explores the concept of compartmentalizing past trauma--sexual and generational--through the quotidian. Infused with the Shinto-inspired organizing practices of KonMari and the catchy nihilism of Mitski's songs, the poems in Come Clean unpack, organize, and tidy up life's messy joys and hurtful chaos with intimacy, grace, and vulnerability.



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Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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ISBN: 9780299336042
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - November 30th, 2021

Joshua Nguyen's sharp, songlike, and often experimental collection compartmentalizes past trauma—sexual and generational—through the quotidian. Poems aim to confront the speaker's past by physically, and mentally, cleaning up.

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