Out of the Margins

Lessons Vietnamese Fathers Learn From Their Children

This op-ed essay by diaCRITICS publisher Viet Thanh Nguyen is a reprint from The NYT Opinion section on Jan. 20, 2018. If you enjoy reading this reflection on fatherhood from the Vietnamese perspective, you might also enjoy this video poem performance of Bao Phi’s “Future Letter to Daughter”, originally posted (Jun 16, 2016) as part of our Out of the …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Tuan Phan

In our March essay, Tuan Phan meditates on erasures and progress, history and modernity, and what is or is not disappearing, in a …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Rachel Dinh

We start off 2017 — and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) — with emerging writer Rachel Dinh’s …(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)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Bao Nguyen

We feature fiction by a young and upcoming writer, Bao Nguyen, for this month’s Out of the Margins. More than …(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)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Adrienne Minh-Chau Le

Adrienne Minh-Chau Le’s “Letter To My Refugee Mom” is what the title suggests it is – a straightforward, sincere, moving …(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)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 2 :: The Third Eye Series

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 1 :: We Are Here

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Video Poem :: Bao Phi

OUT OF THE MARGINS is excited to be featuring visual-poetic works this June. Here, we dive into the intersection of the …(read more)

Andrew Lam’s April 30th Speech

diaCRITIC Andrew Lam gave this speech in 2014 at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims …(read more)