Poetry

Book Review: Afterland

Reviewed by: Do Nguyen Mai   As a poetry collection, Afterland demonstrates not only Mai Der Vang’s masterful use of imagery, but also a deep understanding of lyrical rhythms. Stylistically, Vang is similar yet distinct from other Southeast Asian American poets, demonstrating a shared stylistic preference for shorter pieces but capturing moments in the present tense. Unlike other Southeast Asian …(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)

HAFT-SEEN, A MODERN MISCELLANY

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)

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)

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)