Garrett Caples & Hoa Nguyen – October 19th, 2016

Photo: Suzanne Kleid

Garrett Caples

Garrett Caples is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Power Ballads (Wave, 2016). He has also written a book of essays called Retrievals (Wave, 2014), about various overlooked artists and writers. He is an editor at City Lights, where he curates the Spotlight Poetry Series, and his latest editorial project, Preserving Fire: Selected Prose by Philip Lamantia, will appear in the fall from Wave Books.

Hoa Nguyen

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington DC area, Hoa Nguyen currently makes her home in Toronto. Her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots from Wave Books. Nguyen teaches at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private poetics workshop. She can be found on the web at

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