Out of the Margins

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Tuan Phan

In our March essay, Tuan Phan meditates on erasures and progress, history and modernity, and what is or is not disappearing, in a changing Saigon where trees (and the memories of trees) stand as diligent, time-bearing witnesses. You can read more of Tuan’s writing at: https://itsaphanlife.com/ DISAPPEARING SAIGON It had rained hard for hours, and now the monsoon accumulation gushed through the streets and …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Rachel Dinh

We start off 2017 — and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) — with emerging writer Rachel Dinh’s …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Michael Nhat

Sometimes you can be Vietnamese and still not be Vietnamese enough. But, in truth, the diaspora yields many stories, many formulations …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Bao Nguyen

We feature fiction by a young and upcoming writer, Bao Nguyen, for this month’s Out of the Margins. More than …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Stacey Tran

The act of reading (especially for another writer) can become an act of responding in-kind: the special form of “dialogue” that ensues from …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Adrienne Minh-Chau Le

Adrienne Minh-Chau Le’s “Letter To My Refugee Mom” is what the title suggests it is – a straightforward, sincere, moving …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Vi Khi Nao

Vi Khi Nao’s writing embodies the currents and twists of desire, sensation, perception, language, and space. She is daring in …(read more)

Out of the Margins :: Poems by Hoa Nguyen

We move deeper into summer with poems by Hoa Nguyen. These poems use language in sometimes unsettling, disorienting, also playful, …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 2 :: The Third Eye Series

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 1 :: We Are Here

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Video Poem :: Bao Phi

OUT OF THE MARGINS is excited to be featuring visual-poetic works this June. Here, we dive into the intersection of the …(read more)

Andrew Lam’s April 30th Speech

diaCRITIC Andrew Lam gave this speech in 2014 at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims …(read more)

Ra Mắt Loạt Bài Văn Chương VƯỢT THOÁT VÙNG RÌA: Những Bài Thơ Mới Của Bảo Phi

Chuyên mục Vượt Thoát Vùng Rìa ra mắt bằng những bài thơ mới của một trong những tác giả yêu …(read more)