Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Review of Jenna Le’s ‘Six Rivers’

diaCRITICS special contributor Sahra Vang Nguyen reviews Jenna Le's brand-new book of poetry Six Rivers.  Jenna Le, a second generation Vietnamese American, draws from...

Photocopies of Photocopies: On Bao Ninh

Originally published in Finding the Words, this essay by Madeleine Thien is about the casualties of war. But more than that, it is about the ghosts who still wander long after the fire has ceased, looking for their place in history. Most of us gaze upon photographs and stories of people trapped in war and fail to realize the most important detail: They were human beings.

Gabby Quynh-Anh Miller on Making Art and Trouble in Viet Nam

diaCRITICS is excited to share this L.A. Times Q&A with artist Gabby Quynh-Anh Miller, where she discusses the restrictive cultural and political environment for artists in Viet...

My Own Story—An Interview with Performance Artist Alex Luu

diaCRITICS is pleased to feature the following profile and interview with Alex Luu, a Chinese/Vietnamese who left Viet Nam during April 1975. Today he...

diaCRITICIZE: Korea’s Viet Nam, Viet Nam’s Korea

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on Korea and Viet Nam's tangled relationship since the years of that other Korean War--in Viet Nam.

A Review of Andrew Lam’s ‘East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres’

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here's one from Paul Lai, a master’s student of library science at St. Catherine University, as he reviews Andrew...