Poetry

Interview with Quan Barry: “Art helps us see beyond ourselves”

2015 saw the publication of two books by the award-winning poet Quan Barry: the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re Born and her fourth collection Loose Strife. She Weeps Each Time You’re Born tells the story of Rabbit, a Vietnamese woman with the power to hear the voices of the dead. Through this supernatural character, Barry gives flesh to the …(read more)

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the voiceless Vietnamese. If you know anything about Vietnamese people, you …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews Hoa Nguyen’s ‘Violet Energy Ingots’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Violet Energy Ingots, Hoa Nguyen’s newest poetry collection. The best of Hoa Nguyen’s poetry is challenging. …(read more)

Bài Ngợi Ca Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Viết Bởi Một Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (Phần 1)

Nhân kỷ niệm bốn mươi năm ngày “Sài Gòn sụp đổ,” ZM Quỳnh viết một lời ngợi ca dành cho Nguyễn …(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)

Call for Submissions for Perfume River Poetry Review

Perfume River Poetry Review is accepting submissions for their fifth anniversary issue, centered on the theme “Vietnam Forever.” Submissions will be …(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)

Ajar Press :: NƯỚC | WATER | COUNTRY

Nước, meaning both ‘country’ and ‘water’ is the theme explored in the latest edition of AJAR — a Vietnamese-English bilingual journal of poetry, short …(read more)

Bốn bài thơ của Chieu Anh Nguyen :: Four Poems by Chieu Anh Nguyen

diaCRITICS presents 4 poems by Saigon-based poet, Chieu Anh Nguyen. Huong Nguyen’s translations for each poem follow the original Vietnamese …(read more)

ERIC NGUYỄN BÌNH LUẬN TẬP THƠ “NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS” CỦA OCEAN VƯƠNG

Eric Nguyen bình luận tập thơ đầu tay của Ocean Vương, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, tạm dịch Trời Đêm …(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)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘Night Sky With Exit Wounds’ by Ocean Vuong

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Ocean Vuong’s debut poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean …(read more)