Monthly Archives: April 2020

Texture Poems of April 30th ~ by John Vượng Quốc Vũ

She sings to the fathers, Cognac in hand, / cursing the bastards (There are many, on all sides) / who'd taken down the country.

“Textures of April 30th” Traveling Exhibition — Call for submissions

A submission call for "texture poems" from the Vietnamese diaspora, in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of April 30, 1975. We would like to consider “textures” of diasporic experience that have since been gathered, created, collected and re-collected, imagined and re-imagined, since that historic day in 1975.

SXSW Jury Winner- “No Crying at the Dinner Table” Streaming Now

Vietnamese Canadian filmmaker Carol Nguyen's short documentary, "No Crying at the Dinner Table" has received many accolades, including the grand jury award at SXSW. The moving film explores the layers of grief and what has been left unsaid in a family who share a part of themselves to one another at the dinner table.

Creativity During Confinement: Chicken of the Sea

The book showcases the joy of parents and children creating together, which is a positive opportunity to take advantage of during our pandemic confinement.

In the Diaspora: April 2020

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to the Vietnamese diaspora and to Việt Nam ■ News from the Diaspora ■ ►Vietnamese-owned nail salons donate...

Im Lặng – Trần Mộng Tú

Our bodies like empty vases / Each in our own corner / Covering faces with hands / Each crying alone in our own hearts... Chiếc bình thân thể rỗng / Mỗi người đứng một góc / Tự ôm lấy mặt mình / Lẻ loi riêng mình khóc...