Amy Lam

Amy Lam
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Amy Lam is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon and Oxford, Mississippi. She is a Kundiman fellow and the John & Renee Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi where she is an MFA candidate. She is a contributing editor and cohost of Backtalk podcast at Bitch Media, the editorial assistant at diaCRITICS, and the former editorial lead at On She Goes exploring the world of women of color and travel. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Pacifica Literary Review, Utne Reader, Glimpse, and Papercutter. She is a former punk kid, who penned a long-running column in Razorcake, the only non-profit music magazine in the US.

Vănguard Zine: LGBTQ Vietnamese Activism on Exhibit

Vanguard Zine brought together and highlighted the work of LGBTQ Vietnamese artists living in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. Now they're reflecting on the past five years of their work with a retrospective exhibit in Dorchester, Massachusetts—home to one of the largest diasporic Vietnamese communities.The Vanguard exhibit will be on display at Dorchester Art Project from April 26 to May 19, 2019.

What We’re Fighting For: Vietnamese Writers in Conversation

In March 2019, in New York City, a dozen writers of the Vietnamese diaspora gathered together to discuss community, the ghosts in their words, and what they're fighting for with their art.

On Remembering: Viet Thanh Nguyen, An-My Lê & Vietnamese American Arts

On February 19, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco State University's Third World Liberation Strike, writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and photographer An-My Lê were in conversation about what Vietnamese American art means to their practice.