Yearly Archives: 2011

Dan Duffy on American Writer W.D. Ehrhart

What do you call a poet who's been struck by lightning a dozen times? W.D. Ehrhart.  But each time a current courses through his...

Introducing ‘A Culinary Odyssey’ — An Interview with Andrew Pham

Remember Andrew Pham's acclaimed memoirs Catfish and Mandala and The Eaves of Heaven? He's back — this time with culinary memories. Pham invokes meals from Viet...

An Ode to “ơi”

In this short piece, erin Khue Ninh, editor and educator, ponders about the nuances of the Vietnamese language and in particular, the untranslatable but meaningful “ơi.” I...

Atone: The Writing of Wayne Karlin

Atonement is often described as the closing of chapters or the completion of a cycle, when the story comes to an end.  But follow...

What Happened in November 2011: Some News and Events

Contributor Julie Nguyễn offers a critical recap of Tháng 11 or November news and events in the general interest of a Vietnamese American. She...

Call and Response—A Review of Bao Phi’s ‘Sông I Sing’

Spoken word is a perfect poetic medium for Bao Phi. His own hardscrabble truthtelling and his deep playfulness as an artist is encouraged by the genre’s imperative to bring poetry back to the people.