Not Here, by Hieu Minh Nguyen

Not Here, by Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen’s second collection, Not Here, is a remarkable work of emotional generosity and alchemic poetic power, not only delving into trauma, isolation, and pain, but also demonstrating how such experiences may be transformed. The book holds more than...
We’re All Coming Too Fast

We’re All Coming Too Fast

When I think about the death of the gay community bookstore, I attribute it not to the decline of the printed word, but to the pornographic one. In Philadelphia, Giovanni’s Room, named after the James Baldwin novel, was and still is the city’s one stop shop for LGBT...