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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The Online Publication of DVAN

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Education & community engagement


Art & culture show hosted by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Public Events

Readings, panel discussions, and festivals


Books by DVAN

She Who Has No Master(s)


Empowered Voices

Book Review: Drawn Swords in a Distant Land

Departing from existing scholarship, Drawn Swords joins a growing trend to re-examine modern Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American history through the lens of the Republic of South Vietnam.

On Spectacles, TikTok, and Death: A Conversation with Jessica Q. Stark

The thing about Savage Pageant is that it’s a haunted text. It has haunted me in weird ways, and it constantly plays with the very blurred lines between serendipity, chaos, and connection.

Call for Submissions: The Music Issue

Submissions for our Music Issue are now open!

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