Toronto, ON – Hoa is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Your Ancient See Through (Sub Press, 2001), Hecate Lochia (Hot Whiskey, 2009) and As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012). Hoa’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including, most recently, The Baffler and Spoon River Review. Her essays and poems have been included in the anthologies Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa, 2010), The Best of Fence (Fence Books, 2009) and Black Dog, Black Night (Milkweed, 2008) among many others.
Since 1994, after earning her MFA in Poetics from New College of California in San Francisco, Hoa Nguyen has taught poetry and poetics in a variety of settings including for the federal program WritersCorps, in cyberspace for New York City’s Teachers & Writers Collaborative, for the City of Austin, privately for fourteen years, and as a visiting poet lecturing, performing, and conducting creative writing workshops for universities, conferences and literary organizations. Currently, she teaches poetics for Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.