Dao Strom


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)

The Films of Vu Pham @ NW Film Center – Jan 26th, 2017

MEMORY’S LONELY BREATH, the collected films of Vu Pham, will be screening at the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon on …(read more)

The Curation of a Space :: Dao Strom Speaks to Stacey Tran

Stacey Tran is a poet, artist, and event-organizer based in Portland, OR. She is the curator for HOLDING SPACE, a …(read more)

Out of the Margins – November 2015: “Iowa” by Dao Strom

Our second post for OUT OF THE MARGINS is an essay on the writing life from our own series editor, …(read more)

Dao Strom: From the Other Shore

Dao Strom reflects on her experience of celebrating “Black April” in Vietnam on April 30th for the first time since she …(read more)

Vu Pham, Filmmaker – “My Brother”

Dao Strom interviews Vu Pham, a filmmaker, writer, and actor. He is the founder of nomenstatua, a film production company. His …(read more)

Dao Strom: Reimagining the Book

We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People (East EP) is a hybrid music-literary project, by author/songwriter Dao Strom, a 6-song …(read more)

Dao Strom: This is Why.

[This is Part 3 of a 3-part post series by Dao Strom/The Sea and The Mother, regarding her hybrid music-literary …(read more)

Cataclysm, an origin tale, by Dao Strom

[In Part 2 of a 3-part post series from Dao Strom/The Sea and The Mother, regarding her hybrid music-literary project, We …(read more)

Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale (by Chi Vu): A Review

Author and songwriter Dao Strom reviews Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale by Chi Vu and finds the novella raises some …(read more)

a hybrid territory: dao strom’s “we were meant to be a gentle people”

From Dao Strom (author of Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys): Dear Friends of …(read more)

“break the silence” : a free song & music video (by dao strom | the sea & the mother)

“Break the Silence” is a song from the forthcoming ‘We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People (East EP)’ by …(read more)

True Laws (Pt. 2) and a New Song

In the course of the past couple of years, I have been trying to “accomplish” my work. Writing, music. Trying …(read more)