Yearly Archives: 2020

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.
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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...

Remembering Kimarlee Nguyen

Kimarlee was a brilliant, unforgettable writer we are devastated to lose. She was one of three fiction writers in Kundiman’s first Mentorship Lab, which brought together nine emerging writers for an intensive six-month program. In her application letter, she spoke about the importance of community, and we count ourselves as lucky to have communed and shared space alongside her this past year.

“Collingwood”~ a poem by Nam Le

You’d think the fell they monged would be / day’s cut, mountain ash & red gum, hard / lumber sluiced down the river named / Falls, over the falls named Dight...

Too Many Homelands

It is very difficult for me to answer the question, “Are you Chinese?” The answer is long and complicated, and would only make complete sense if the person who asked was somewhat aware of modern Asian history.