Hieu Minh Nguyen – “Notes on Staying” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Too often I don’t tell people, people I love, I am sad.
Because I don’t think that’s something they want to hear,
because they love me.”

Don’t miss this devastating poem by Hieu Minh Nguyen, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. Grab a copy of Hieu’s book here.

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