Yearly Archives: 2018

“The Adoptee”: The Work of “Re-Imagining”

I could say more here, about mistaken-ness and being mistaken, about refugees and human rights groups, about dogs on leashes, about signs and guns, and the 11th-Hour Remnant or the New Aryan Nation. About navigating Asian American identity here in Idaho as a public school teacher, coach, parent, and neighbor.

diaCRITICIZE: Thi Bui ~ On Voting

Thi Bui: "Many of us don’t bother to vote while others cannot vote because laws and bureaucracies have been created to suppress their vote. This is a shaky democracy. But the stakes are so high that we must each do this small thing - show up to the polls, drop off that mail-in ballot, vote as an exercise of the democracy that, while imperfect, still exists."

Book Review: Captive and Temporal

A review of Vietnamese Australian poet Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng's Captive and Temporal. Hoàng explains: “The landscape I am 'in' often determines the choice of language. It could very well be a combination of landscape viewed and landscape conjured up from mental storage…"

Filmmaker Vu Pham ~ The Horizon is a Scar, My Love

Filmmaker profile on Vu Pham: "The Horizon is a Scar, My Love is a work of raw truth envisaged from fever dreams, hallucinations, and memories."

THIS IS FOR MẸ: Poem II

In this except from digital magazine, this is for mẹ, we are gifted an intimate, unflinching and intensely loving look at what exists behind...

Artist Profile: Nguyen Tran

A profile of Chicago-based graphic artist and illustrator, Nguyen Tran. Artist Statement: "Be ready. Be humble. Be kind to others."