Literature

DVAN Writers at Djerassi Artists Residency, June 2018

From June 5-11, 2018, the Djerassi Artists Program partnered with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) to host a private writing retreat and “dialogues across borders” project involving ten writers, from four different continents, plus three “dialogues” moderators. The writers were given time and space to work on individual projects, as well as engage in dialogues about being writers in …(read more)

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 …(read more)

Book Review: Soap for the Dogs

Reviewed by Eric Nguyen Along with poets like Vi Khi Nao and Hoa Nguyen, Stacey Tran represents a wave of …(read more)

Tilted Axis Kickstarter – Translating Feminisms: Poetry Chapbooks from Across Asia

Tilted Axis is currently running a kickstarter for a project featuring SE Asian and South Asian women writers in translation. The …(read more)

Creative Minds: Viet Writers of the Diaspora at Djerassi & San Jose Museum of Art

On June 9, 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the …(read more)

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 …(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)