The Old Philosopher
Vi Khi Nao
Winner of the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry
The Old Philosopher is enigmatic, sexual, biblical, anachronistic, political, and personal all at once. These quiet, implosive poems inhabit a nonlinear temporality in which Vi Khi Nao brings biblical time and political time together in the same poetic space, allowing current affairs to converse with a more ancient and historical reality.
— text from Nightboat Books