On April 24th, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presented “Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II” at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Six writers read from their works at this event, with poetry being somewhat loosely defined. This was the second time that DVAN put on this event, with sponsorship from Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. You can check out photographs of the writers from the first time we did it here (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
For the second event, the featured writers were Anhvu Buchanan, Andrew Lam, Kim-An Lieberman, Dao Strom, Lan Tran, and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Periodically over the next few weeks, diacCRITICS will post the videos of each of these writers’ performances. The emcee is Viet Nguyen. Keep checking back!
The sixth reader featured (in reverse alphabetical order) is Anhvu Buchanan.
Anhvu Buchanan‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 580 Split, William and Mary Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Cream City Review, and Parthenon West Review. He is the first place winner of the 2009 Barbie Cage Haiku. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and working on his thesis/first book on psychological disorders. He lives in San Francisco and co-curates the Living Room Reading series with poet Ric Delia.
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