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)

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)

Interview with Quan Barry: “Art helps us see beyond ourselves”

2015 saw the publication of two books by the award-winning poet Quan Barry: the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re …(read more)

Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Sometimes people have said that I give voice to the voiceless Vietnamese. If you know anything about Vietnamese people, you …(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)

Bài Ngợi Ca Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Viết Bởi Một Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (Phần 1)

Nhân kỷ niệm bốn mươi năm ngày “Sài Gòn sụp đổ,” ZM Quỳnh viết một lời ngợi ca dành cho Nguyễn …(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)

Call for Submissions for Perfume River Poetry Review

Perfume River Poetry Review is accepting submissions for their fifth anniversary issue, centered on the theme “Vietnam Forever.” Submissions will be …(read more)


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)

Ajar Press :: NƯỚC | WATER | COUNTRY

Nước, meaning both ‘country’ and ‘water’ is the theme explored in the latest edition of AJAR — a Vietnamese-English bilingual journal of poetry, short …(read more)

Bốn bài thơ của Chieu Anh Nguyen :: Four Poems by Chieu Anh Nguyen

diaCRITICS presents 4 poems by Saigon-based poet, Chieu Anh Nguyen. Huong Nguyen’s translations for each poem follow the original Vietnamese …(read more)