Yearly Archives: 2017

An Interview with A Nationalist: Nguyễn Công Luận

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh interviews Nguyễn Công Luận, a veteran of the Republic of Việt Nam (ARVN) army. Quỳnh recently reviewed his memoir, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier”.

Zora Mai Quỳnh Reviews “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars”

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, "Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier". Each page of Major...
Poet Duy Doan

Duy Doan Wins 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition

Duy Doan has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for his manuscript, We Play a Game....

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

Reviewed by Eric Nguyen. In the first and title poem of Jenna Le’s A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora, the speaker chronicles the evolution of the whale from “a four-legged grassland mammal” to a “surf-drunk humpback.”

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Disappearing Saigon

It had rained hard for hours, and now the monsoon accumulation gushed through the streets and sidewalks of District 1. I was caught in the downpour while riding my motorbike through the boulevards of Saigon, wide lanes relatively devoid of traffic on this wet working day.

Eric Nguyen Reviews Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s ‘The Land South of the Clouds’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews The Land South of the Clouds, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s newest fiction novel. Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith returns to familiar territory in...