Monthly Archives: March, 2023

In the Diaspora: March 2023

►Refuge After War: Vietnamese refugees aid displaced Afghans►What’s the story behind the statue in Ben Thanh Plaza in Arlington? Here are the details►4 acclaimed...

“Pink Is Raw”: A Conversation with Luu Dieu Van

The art of translation is like having two separate brains. When I’m translating or reading, there is always another brain running in the background. A temporary state of split personality disorder is extremely helpful in poetry.

Mother Tongue

A long-held family tradition, I feed my mother’s dead tongue to my daughter in bits and pieces.

false tooth picture

the best memory of my life /also consists of the worst one /visiting my grandparents in /Malaysia

“On Starting Over Again”: A Conversation between Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Ly Tran

After having written my first book, I feel as though I'm in this incredible transition or transformative phase. In preparation for this novel, I am reinventing myself in a sense, and shedding all the layers of the person that I was when I was working on my first book.

Book Review: Mythical Man by David Ly

To enter the world of David Ly’s debut collection Mythical Man is to enter the body of Ly’s imagined monster: a monster erected to...

A Tight Fit

Spoken word recording: You asked me how my hair got so black,and in your very next breath, told me to go backwhere do you want...


Your breath is / only learning its way eager, sporadic, chasing / the world to catch up