Literature

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

Reviewed by Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen   Oh, but why am I here? It seems important to mention all the things that went wrong: “White Boy Time Machine: Instruction Manual”   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 …(read more)

Book Review: Afterland

Reviewed by: Do Nguyen Mai   As a poetry collection, Afterland demonstrates not only Mai Der Vang’s masterful use of …(read more)

On Writing Vietnamese in English: Vi Khi Nao on “Between the Covers”

‘…Vietnamese is a very poetic language, it’s incredibly beautiful. It’s so tender…’ What does one’s language sound like when it …(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)

Book Review: Der Amerikanische Krieg: Erinnerungskultur in Vietnam

Der Amerikanische Krieg: Erinnerungskultur in Vietnam  [The American War: Culture of Memory in Việt Nam], by Andreas Margara; Berlin: regiospectra Verlag, 2012. Reviewed …(read more)

In Conversation With Viet Thanh Nguyen: On Diaspora & Culture As Plurality

photo credit: Camp Pendleton Archives This is a conversation interview conducted by Dao Strom, new editor of diaCRITICS, with Viet Thanh …(read more)

Poetics Workshop with Hoa Nguyen: “Cutting Across Linearity”

“Cutting Across Linearity” : A Poetics Workshop   Award-winning poet Hoa Nguyen has been offering poetics workshops – in Toronto …(read more)

The Great Vietnam War Novel Was Not Written by an American

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This …(read more)

In Praise of Doubt and Uselessness

diaCRITICS editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on the decades-long journey to publishing his three latest works. …(read more)

PHỎNG VẤN QUAN BARRY: “NGHỆ THUẬT CHO TA CÁI NHÌN VƯỢT TRÊN BẢN THÂN”

Năm 2015, hai cuốn sách của nhà thơ đã từng đoạt giải có tên Quan Barry đã được xuất bản: …(read more)

An Interview with A Nationalist: Nguyễn Công Luận

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh interviews Nguyễn Công Luận, a veteran of the Republic of Việt Nam (ARVN) army. Quỳnh recently …(read more)

Zora Mai Quỳnh Reviews “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars”

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned …(read more)