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)

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)


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

Experimental Vietnamese Poetry “Hawkers”

“An impressive slate of experimental poetry from Vietnam dominates the inaugural edition of our Prize,” writes Sing Lit Station, about …(read more)

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, …(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)


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

Eric Nguyen Reviews Jenna Le’s ‘A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora,  a poetry collection by Jenna Le. In the first …(read more)