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Root Fractures

The poems of Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Root Fractures center on the speaker’s interrogation of her memory, which is inherently tied to a pattern of displacement and disappearance in her family history.

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Review of ‘Root Fractures’

In Root Fractures, Diana Khoi Nguyen’s second collection of poems, the speaker is haunted by echoes of the past that reverberate into the present, and by generational, individual and collective traumas. In deft and surprising ways, the forms of the poems interact with their content, both shaping and breaking it.

The poems center on the…

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