Ghosts Still Walking
Do Nguyen Mai
978-0-9935321-1-5 · 96 pages · 129 × 198 mm
I cannot live in a world of suffocation, you cannot live in a world of restraint.
Drawing from Vietnam’s long and turbulent history—from Phùng Thị Chính’s suicide in the river Hát, to the casualties of the Vietnam War—Do’s poems highlight the constant struggles of love and survival, and a country’s continuing fight to preserve its traditional way of life.
Ghosts Still Walking was nominated in the 2017 Elgin Awards in the ‘Full-length Books’ category.
Do Nguyen Mai a Vietnamese American poet and advocate for Vietnamese America’s future. She is Courage Campaign’s first Political Fellow, a recipient of the 2017–2018 Rose O’Neill Literary House Jacoby Endowment Grant, and the founding executive editor of Rambutan Literary.
Praise & Reviews
Do Nguyen Mai’s poetry is elegant, beautiful, and will not hesitate to gut you in the same breath. — Alex Dang
There sits within these poems astounding, paralyzing moments of awe for its readers. — Greg Bem, Yellow Rabbits
I have yet to read a poetry collection that is more haunting than [Do’s] Ghosts Still Walking. — Noor Hindi, Nervous Poodle Poetry