I never considered poetry as career and forever reject the corporate model to poetry. I never approached making art like that; I sought to be more like my dream: to remain a student to poetry and to be myself.
In this except of this is for mẹ, Zachary Schwartz anchors us in the familiar scent of grandma's noodle soup, and takes us on a sensory journey through time and identity as he explores the weight of his multiracial ancestry, and how he found home in food.  Inspired by Ocean’s Vuong’s letter to his mother in the New York Times, this is for mẹ lives...
Embracing my diasporic existence means I get to be empowered within that complex “in-between” space.
The Bug is an assertion of paradoxes, a result of a hybrid refugee experience, embodying the fluctuating inside/outside perspective of the transnational being. S/he longs for stillness while on a constant journey.
Vietnam War movies are all the rage, again. With this, there still isn't any evidence that they show Vietnamese people or specifically Vietnamese women as whole humans.
Fire Summer begins with the political intrigue of counterrevolution in Vietnam, but it is fundamentally a quest narrative full of detours and discoveries. In the world Lam creates, strong emotions change reality. Due to the love that binds the living and the dead, the dead remain vibrant.