I Am Made of War (2017) — Out of Print
I Am Made of War is Kimberly's first collection available in print. This poetry series explores the heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments of growing up Vietnamese-American in the United States. Through poignant moments contained in verse, she confronts racism, sexism, notions of beauty, and coming of age.
flesh is Kimberly's second collection available in print. This poetry series by Kimberly Nguyen is an anthem to her womanhood. It contains raw reflections on body image, eating disorders, love, and abuse, with a love letter to her future daughter echoing in the background.
Available in paperback at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com and available digitally on the iBookstore and Kindle Store.
ghosts in the stalks (forthcoming november 2019)
ghosts in the stalks will be Kimberly’s third collection available in print. In her new earth-shattering poetry collection, Kimberly boldly confronts identity, history, politics, and language at the intersections of colonialism, intergenerational trauma, and conflict. The poems are both visually stunning and form-defying, breathing life into language that is delightfully haunting and becomes the “ghosts in the stalks”. The poems’ etymological focus and brave willingness to return to the source of trauma redefines and re-appropriates what it means to return to one’s roots and forces the dead past into a painful present.
Articles in the The Miscellany News:
April 19, 2017: More discussions of menstruation needed
March 28, 2018: Spring Break brings writer back to homeland in Saigon
September 12, 2018: English major reflects on struggles of being bilingual
September 19, 2018: Grieving student explores complex process of letting go
January 30, 2019: Vassar still refuses to pay students NY minimum wage
February 20, 2019: New term dates burden traveling low-income students
February 27, 2019: English Dept. lacks faculty teaching marginalized writers
February 27, 2019: Workshop inspires budding translators
March 27, 2019: Vassar raises wage to meet New York State minimum
March 27: 2019: Spring Break dining leaves students scrounging for food
April 10, 2019: Vassar Admissions exhibits gender bias against women
April 18, 2019: Despite Vassar ‘wokeness,’ microaggressions persist