Vi Khi Nao is a recipient of the 2022 Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film, and cross-genre collaboration. She was the Fall 2019 fellow at the Black Mountain Institute.
Your face is standing near the door of my sadness,
inside a house made of nothing, pressing against the plexiglass
of the shooting range of my depression, in goggles & determination
the surround sound of the bullseye target, the bullet of
amnesia, the grenade ...