Monthly Archives: January, 2023

Nothing Follows by Lan P. Duong

The title of this debut collection, Nothing Follows, is reappropriated from a government document establishing the beginning of a refugee family’s time in the United States. At every coordinate of their lives, the refugee family provides affidavits, letters, and reams of paperwork as they work co beseech those in power to grant them “family reunification” visas for those they had to leave behind in 1975 after the fall of Saigon.

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


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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.