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Duy Doan

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Duy Doan

Duy Doan is the author of We Play a Game (Yale University Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. A Kundiman fellow, Doan received an MFA in poetry from Boston University. He currently lives in Boston.

by this poet


Night time is the right time . . .
—Ray Charles and Margie Hendricks

She had me in the car. I came forward like a song.
We did it before temple, after temple, between prayers.
The windows echoed her mantras, our cries warmed the air.
Two peaks merged, then sank