Yearly Archives: 2017
I’ve long held this fear ... that young, Vietnamese American boys like my friends, cousins, and future children would drop lifeless against sidewalk cement following the sound of a gunshot, proving that warzones hungrily follow Vietnamese families regardless of where they settle.
diaCRITIC Linh Dinh writes on the censure and oppression of three poets after the fall of Saigon.
Diep Tran reflects on how the musical "Miss Saigon" perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters. This article was originally published by American Theatre.
diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the many Vietnamese-American works ignored by both the American and Vietnamese mainstream. This article was originally published by the New York Times.
diaCRITICS editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on the decades-long journey to publishing his three latest works. The following article was originally published in the Los Angeles Times.
Trong bài phỏng vấn này, Quan Barry đã trò chuyện cùng Eric Nguyen về tác phẩm, quá trình viết của bà và sức mạnh của thơ ca.
diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh interviews Nguyễn Công Luận, a veteran of the Republic of Việt Nam (ARVN) army. Quỳnh recently reviewed his memoir, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier”.
diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, "Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier". Each page of Major...
Duy Doan has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for his manuscript, We Play a Game....
Reviewed by Eric Nguyen. In the first and title poem of Jenna Le’s A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora, the speaker chronicles the evolution of the whale from “a four-legged grassland mammal” to a “surf-drunk humpback.”