Monthly Archives: February, 2018

A Conversation about A Different Pond with Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and Thi Bui about their...

Experimental Vietnamese Poetry “Hawkers”

"An impressive slate of experimental poetry from Vietnam dominates the inaugural edition of our Prize," writes Sing Lit Station, about the list of poems and...

Interview with Filmmaker Duc Nguyen: “Nothing Left To Lose”

The "stateless" refugees whose stories documentary filmmaker Duc Nguyen profiles in his latest project, Nothing Left To Lose, are all-too-often overlooked cases in the refugee crisis. Some have abided in this limbo state--of "statelessness"--for decades.

diaCRITICS News & Events: March 19, 2018

Events Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 9 to May 9, 2018. Danish artist Danh Vo dissects the...

Human Rights News: Việt Nam & Diaspora – March 12, 2018

The 88 Project Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 10/2018 – Week of March 5-11 The 88 Project shares the stories of Vietnamese activists who are being persecuted...

Profiles in Art: Trinh Mai

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. In this post we feature art work by visual and mixed-media artist, Trinh Mai.

diaCRITICS News & Events: March 5, 2018

Events Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project at the University of California, Irvine announces the opening of VIET STORIES: Recollections and Regenerations, an art,...

Editor’s Note: 2018 /////// Beyond

Shortly before taking on this editorship, I spent two months at an artist residency in Iceland. I’d been dreaming of this trip for years, of being someplace faraway and–for myself–disconnected from history as I knew it. History as I knew it being: an American citizenship via war-related refugee exodus from Vietnam...