Dao Strom

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Dao Strom is the author of a bilingual poetry/art book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else (AJAR Press, 2018), a hybrid-forms memoir We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People + music album East/West (2015), and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Her work has received support from the Creative Capital Foundation, RACC (Regional Arts & Culture Council), Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Precipice Fund, and others. She is the editor of diaCRITICS and co-founder of the collective She Who Has No Master(s). Twitter/Instagram: @herandthesea

Dao Strom’s ‘We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People’

We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People (East EP) is a hybrid music-literary project, by author/songwriter Dao Strom, a 6-song EP album accompanied by a book of prose and poetry fragments, images, lyrics, and text arrangements on Vietnam - as a late-century mythology, a war, a word, an exodus, an inheritance/disinheritance.

Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale (by Chi Vu): A Review

Author and songwriter Dao Strom reviews Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale by Chi Vu and finds the novella raises some troubling questions: is it possible for people who have experienced and perpetrated extreme violence...

a hybrid territory: dao strom’s “we were meant to be a gentle people”

From Dao Strom (author of Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys): Dear Friends of diaCRITICS, I am familiar with the in-between spaces. Born at the tail end – in the wake,...

“break the silence” : a free song & music video (by dao strom |...

"Break the Silence" is a song from the forthcoming 'We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People (East EP)' by author-songwriter Dao Strom | The Sea and The Mother. This video was made by Kyle...

rock paper salt : the art work of christine nguyen

These works speak of great bionetworks that exist outside the ecosphere of human discord. Multilayered recyclable structures, hovering villages, spiny geologic minerals, thrashing primordial microbes, imaginary plants and a broad spectrum of jellylike apparitions are sprinkled like stardust throughout...

500 Voices & Asian Voice Radio

Last summer, I was again in Austin, Texas, attempting to make things happen with my music career. I had done a short tour in July, driving up to Chicago, stopping off at the Woody...