Monthly Archives: June 2018

Tilted Axis Kickstarter – Translating Feminisms: Poetry Chapbooks from Across Asia

Tilted Axis is currently running a kickstarter for a project featuring SE Asian and South Asian women writers in translation. From Vietnam comes a poetry collection and a poetic feminine body essay by writer and publisher Nha Thuyen, translated from the Vietnamese by Kaitlin Rees.

Creative Minds: Viet Writers of the Diaspora at Djerassi & SJMA

On June 9, 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and San Jose Museum of Art, hosted a ten-writer, three-panel discussions event, Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora. The event took place at the San Jose Museum of Art, to a sold-out audience.

Artist Matt Huynh: The Ark & The Boat

Huynh's work encompasses what he describes as interrogating 'war, diaspora, refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities', and it's these parts of his practice that are highlighted in a current exhibition at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery in Australia.

diaCRITICS News & Events: June 18, 2018

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ‘Star Wars’ Actress Kelly Marie Tran Leaves Social Media After Months of Harassment, and more news.

“Tobacco-Free Communities”: A Public Health Message

The County of Santa Clara is home to one of the largest Vietnamese-American communities in the country. High rates of smoking among men of Vietnamese heritage in the area put them at risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and many other health problems.

Book Review: Hieu Minh Nguyen’s ‘Not Here’

Reviewed by Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen. To recognize suffering is the first sign of healing, and the poems of Hieu Minh Nguyen’s most recent book Not Here, published by Coffee House Press, does just that. Through a labyrinth of lyrical ironies we are led on a path of healing...