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Paul Tran will join the Penguin Poets series with their debut poetry collection.

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November 9, 2020, 1:08pm

Poet Paul Tran has sold their debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, to Paul Slovak at Penguin Books as part of the Penguin Poets series. According to the publisher, All the Flowers Kneeling catalogs “the emotional and psychological transformation of a queer and trans descendant of Vietnamese refugees as they reassemble a fragmented self in the aftermath of imperial violence and interpersonal abuse.” Tran’s accolades include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, and publishing work in the New Yorker and Poetry.

In the meantime, I recommend you read one of my favorites of theirs: “Why I Reach For You When I Know I Can’t Touch You,” which you can find here.

[via Publishers Weekly]

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