To Live Here, Soul Vang

Originally published by Imaginary Friend Press, we at Hyacinth Girl Press are proud to be able to give To Live Here a home in our catalog. Vang's poetry has touched us deeply, and we look forward to fans of Hyacinth Girl Press becoming acquainted with this important collection.

The Live Here
by Soul Vang

Praise for To Live Here

"In To Live Here, Soul Vang has given us a meditation on identity and place, history's conversation within our daily lives, from the Dragon River to the San Joaquin Valley in California, from childhood to fatherhood, from the war in the mountains of youth to service in uniform during the Cold War in Germany. Soul Vang has given us a deeply human book, one that teaches me more about the place I call home, too. In turn, Vang's poems teach us more about the world we live in, the places we call home."

- Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country and Here, Bullet

"To Live Here is a compilation of emotions and stories gathered by a man in love with poetry. Every poem is an expression of his sensitivity to the form; every story is a testament to the strength of memory in remembering feelings and faces in a life full of departure. This is one more addition to the document of the Hmong American experience. Soul Vang has captured the essence of his truth on this road to being Hmong in the world."

- Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Late Homecomer