Freedom in Unrest: A Girl in a Book // Khairani Barokka

We are honored to publish an essay by Khairani Barokka, on the eve of the Vietnamese language edition release of her poetry + art book, LOÀI BẢN ĐỊA || INDIGENOUS SPECIES, published in Vietnamese by AJAR Press (English version published by Tilted Axis Press). The book will be celebrated in Hanoi on July 14th—look here for the party. And listen …(read more)

Artist Matt Huynh: The Ark & The Boat

By: Sheila Ngoc Pham (Contributing Writer/Editor, Australia) Matt Huynh is an artist based in New York City, and his extraordinary …(read more)

Artist Profile: Vincent Trinh

diaCRITICS highlights Vietnamese artists of the diaspora. Vincent Trinh: “My Chinatown” One of the first things to notice about Vincent …(read more)

Tiffany Chung: Artist Talk Excerpts

By: Sheila Ngoc Pham (Contributing Writer/Editor, Australia) Artist Tiffany Chung in the 21st Biennale of Sydney–SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement Tiffany …(read more)

Artist Profile: Trung Pham

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese Diaspora. TRUNG PHAM Painting from the “Wound” series TPham: A single vertical or horizontal …(read more)


As I watch the art of the Vietnamese diaspora unfold, I observe also its bleeds and blends. How it folds into, …(read more)

Upcoming Events: Refugee Poetics & She Who Has No Master(s)

Look for these events in May, centering diaspora and poetry on East and West Coasts. Center for Refugee Poetics – Philadephia, …(read more)

A Conversation about A Different Pond with Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and …(read more)

Profiles in Art: Trinh Mai

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. Trinh Mai Upcoming / Current March 10: Art: A Passage to Unearthing History …(read more)

Profiles in Art: MyLoan Dinh

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. MyLoan Dinh Art of Struggle, Feb 1-28,2018 at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art …(read more)

Art Exhibit: Hướng Nước / Inheritance / Water (Preview)

In honor of Tết and the Lunar New Year, the Portland Children’s Museum (Portland, Oregon) is hosting the traveling exhibit …(read more)

I Am Miss Saigon, and I Hate It

Diep Tran reflects on how the musical “Miss Saigon” perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not …(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)