Monthly Archives: January, 2023

Fernweh, again

And perhaps I had seen all of it before, in one way or another, once upon a time in Vietnam.

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Series, Texas Tech University Press: Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 31st, 2023 DVAN and Texas Tech University Press are pleased to announce that their book series will be open for submissions from early...


dandelions my words my penonly hold them with compassionturning pages by Fitzgerald & Kaneto see the best soulsget caught in dualitiesblazed money, blood &...

What’s the Vietnamese Word for Frustrated?

How do I say “frustrated” in Vietnamese? I’m looking for a word to use in everyday conversation, not a literary or archaic word used in poetry hundreds of years ago.

Book Review: Mouth, Sugar, & Smoke by Eric Tran

Medicine can cure and kill. This dual notion is explored with care and a beauty that borders on the grotesque in Eric Tran’s 2022 poetry collection Mouth Sugar & Smoke.