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Vi Khi Nao holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. She is the author of two novellas, Swans In Half-Mourning (2013) and The Vanishing Point of Desire (2011), and her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her manuscript, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, won the 2016 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. In Fall 2016, Coffee House Press will publish her novel Fish in Exile. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Fish in Exile

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SOCK!

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The Old Philosopher

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Swans In Half-Mourning

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Sheep Machine

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The Vanishing Point of Desire

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Umbilical Hospital

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Herman & Margaret

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If you let her, Heather Derr-Smith's Tongue Screw could screw your tongue against the body of a bird in mid-flight with the gentle pounding violence of her lucent poetic beauty. Here, she could hook your clothes, your ravens, your pregnant hours, hoa ...more
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Gargi Harithakam’s debut novel, The Land of Lamp Bearers, is more than a book about her treatment of Malabar, of time, of imaginative spaces, of feminism, of revolution, of revenge, of honorhood – it’s also her way of addressing India’s ancient and m ...more
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Khaty Xiong's bicultural text is riddled and conflicted with the bifurcation between traditional and experiment, between Hmong ritual and Caucasian despair, between mother that swells like a mountain and warfare father. Like the cover of this beautif ...more
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