Monthly Archives: February, 2021

double edge soliloquy ~ a poem by Kaitlan Bui

they used to recount stories but
just when i became old enough
they stopped i don’t know why
and now i ask i ask i

Art & Hip Hop: Táo’s Latest EP, “Y?”

With "Y?", Táo introduces his audience to a part of the Vietnamese contemporary independent art scene made up of diverse voices from many parts of society, while mainstream culture presents the status quo.

The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen on Betrayal and Belonging

The Bay Area Book Festival's year-round author conversation series, Bay Area Book Festival #UNBOUND, is hosting the live, virtual launch event for Viet Thanh...

ACCENTEDiRL: “A Night of Poetry”

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is excited to announce its collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Center to host ACCENTEDiRL: Dialogues...

Beyond War Talk

It is almost instinct to reach for the war as a subject of reflection, not for lack of imagination, but because it has indelibly informed how we, as the diaspora, move in the world. 

In the Diaspora: February 2021

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to the Vietnamese diaspora and to Việt Nam.

ACCENTEDiRL: Dialogues in Diaspora

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is collaborating with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Center to host ACCENTEDiRL: Dialogues in Diaspora.This Spring 2021,...

Poetics Across Genres

Prolific and multi-faceted writers and artists Vi Khi Nao and Dao Strom will be presenting a variety of work together together in conversation with...

A Joyous Experience: An Tôn Thất In Conversation with Abbigail N. Rosewood

"I do think that creating is indeed a way to escape the hardship of our lives. But escape doesn’t necessarily mean forgetfulness or oblivion."

Book Review: A Phở Love Story

The book is mostly light-hearted, quippy and delightfully cringey as it brings you back into awkward adolescence, the heart of the conflict is the mystery around Linh and Bảo’s family feud--a modern reception of Romeo and Juliet and Lan và Điệp.