Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. Our complex and diverse stories must be championed and passed on to current and future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard.

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She Who Has No Master(s)

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Book Review: Come Clean by Joshua Nguyen

In his debut poetry collection, Come Clean, Joshua Nguyen isn’t afraid to get messy, inviting us into a space that has memory strewn all...

Rice in Three Different Stages ~ poems by Melina Kritikopoulos

Harvested only a few weeks ago. / Slumped over and exhausted, grain / Lay upon grain, shivering in the / Nakedness of the woven plastic bag

Technically, Not Tenderly

Just as the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean come together and become undistinguishable at some point, I am equally immersed in both Vietnamese and English. 

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