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              Current issue: VOLUME 9 –DOUBLE ISSUE - JAN 2007 & JULY 2007

 

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 Horses, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches by Nguyen Khai

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

nthopNGUYEN THI HOP, graduated from Saigon National Fine Arts School in 1964. Her first solo art show took place in Taipei (Taiwan, in 1966. As a member of the “Vietnamese Young Artists Association” since 1968 she had regular exhibitions in Saigon, Paris, and many cities in Germany and the US. From 1995 to 1998 she participated in Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition “An Ocean Apart” touring 12 Museums in the USA. She is also a prolific illustrator for numerous books published in Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Awarded, National Art Exhibit in Saigon, 1978. Two works were acquired by the National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam (1976 and 1978). Her most recent exhibition was at Viet Bao, 14841 Moran St Westminster CA 92683 (2006).

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TWP’s sister magazine: 

WORDBRIDGE (ISSN: 1540-1723).

WORDBRIDGE, established 2002 by N. Saomai, published in the US, the first English-language literary magazine from the Vietnamese literary community, is a magazine of literature in translation, and a magazine for literary works of quality originally written in English by established and new writers, edited by the same editor of the Song-Van (ISSN: 1089-8123) and The Writers Post (ISSN: 1527-5469). Wordbridge contains selected literary pieces in a variety of genres: fiction (short stories, excerpts from unpublished novel), poetry (rhymed poems, free verse), translations, reviews, literary critiques, and essays on literature and art.

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       N. SAOMAI, WORDBRIDGE, PREMIER ISSUE, SPRING 2002:  Wordbridge is a magazine of literature and literature in translation. Its aim is nothing less than to bring to the reader literary works from established and new writers, in the original language and in translation. Its part in translation is to introduce a foreign literature to those who appreciate not only the enjoyment of reading, but also the knowing and understanding of other cultures. The magazine is published biannually. It features selected pieces in a variety of genres, and will includeľ apart from its main contents, reviews, criticism, and essays.

For the past two years I've had the opportunity to introduce to the online reader some English translations of fiction and poetry from Vietnamese authors through The Writers Post magazine at www. thewriterspost.net. This electronic literary magazine was launched on July 1999, with an emphasis on what the Wordbridge intends: to bring to readers who may want to read the literary works originally written in the Vietnamese language for long entrenched behind the barrier of language. Both magazines are under my editorship, and will work in association with each other (READ MORE)

 

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    VOLUME 9 - DOUBLE ISSUE -JAN 2007 JULY 2007

Introductions to contributing poets, writers, translators,

and artists written by TWP’s editor N. Saomai.

    (The biographical introductions to contributing poets, writers, translators and artists published in THE WRITERS POST, and simultaneously in the WORDBRIDGE, are written by N. Saomai, the editor of the magazines, based on the biographical information submitted by the poets, writers, translators and artists. In The Writers Post, there are three places in which the biographical introductions may appear: this front page of the issue, the TWP Biographical Database, and the list of Vietnamese Poets and Writers abroad. Biographical data in the TWP Biographical Database are subject to change where needs be to bring factual information on the authors published in The Writers Post up to date. We thank the contributors published in The Writers Post who grant the magazine permission to publish the photographs of themselves along with the TWP’s introductions to contributors).

 

 

Editorial Page & Letter to the editor

   THE WRITERS POST welcomes letters to the editor, especially letters which are in response to a critique published in The Writers Post. Letters must include the sender’s address and telephone number for verification, and senders must identify themselves by real name. Anonymous letters will not be read. If you send your letter via e-mail, it must be pasted into the body of the e-mail. Don’t send attachments. If you prefer to send your letter via conventional mail, please find The Writers Post’s conventional mail address in The Writers Post Home Page. The editor forfeits the right to correct typing errors or known factual errors, and your letter will be printed as-is. The writers published in The Writers Post express their readiness to discuss any issues they wrote, and The Writers Post would like to print any response, especially to criticism, for other point of view. However, a letter that is considered potentially libelous, or a response that includes the response of a third person will not be published (Here we have a simple reason, an indirect response is considered personal issue, and a bad-behaved response, if intended to be hidden inside the other person’s feedback is considered of low quality and anonymous). Although The Writers Post doesn’t guarantee their publication, all letters are welcomed. ----     

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the TWP’s standpoint

   THE WRITERS POST is a non-aligned, non-political magazine that focuses on the world of literature. The magazine is under the ownership and editorship of N. Saomai/ Nguyen Sao Mai. Editor N. Saomai/ Nguyen Sao Mai has no affiliation with any political organization, supports no political movement, has never allied himself with any literary group or association. As always, The Writers Post maintains independence and objectivity in serving the literary community.

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FEATURED

A DIRECTORY

OF VIETNAMESE POETS AND WRITERS IN THE OVERSEAS

[Vietnamese Poets And Writers Abroad LISTINGS]

 

khuevancacTHE ‘VIETNAMESE WRITERS ABROAD LISTINGS’ AIMS TO PROVIDE FACTUAL INFORMATION ON POETS AND WRITERS LIVING ABROAD.

 

Most of Vietnamese writers living abroad are first-generation immigrants, who left Vietnam for the free world as a result of the 1975 events, when South Vietnam collapsed and the Communist North took over the entire country. They are the ones who paved the way for a new literary community abroad, and subsequently, with writers who started writing after 1975 and second-generation writers who left Vietnam as teenagers, brought Vietnamese literature into existence in the overseas. [ Click here for their listings in the full list ]

 

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IN THE NEWS OF SORROW

We’re very sorry to bring you the news that 

poet and translator NGUYEN PHAN THINH has died aged 62 on May 27, 2007 in Vietnam, after a battle with cancer.

 

mmNGUYEN PHAN THINH, born in 1943 in Ha Nam, resettled in South Vietnam in 1954. He started in the literary community with his poems, translations contributed to several magazines published in Saigon, including Mai, Tieu Thuyet Tuan San, Van, Van Hoc, Van De, Bach Khoa. After 1975, he contributed to Vietnam and overseas journals: My Thuat Thoi Nay, Tri Thuc, Van Nghe Tp.HCM, The Gioi Moi, Kien Thuc Ngay Nay, Van Tuyen, Van Chuong (VN), Cau Lac Bo Tho Tan Hinh Thuc [www.thotanhinhthuc.org], Wordbridge [ISSN: 1540-1723], The Writers Post [www.thewriterspost.net], Tap Chi Tho, Van Hoc, Hop Luu, Khoi Hanh, Thu Quan Ban Thao, Tien Ve, Talawas. He is the author of four books of poetry: Hu Ngon (Hue, VN: 1969), Mo mot sang mai hong (Phan Rang, VN: Jan. 1975 [limited editon in roneo-ed form]), Lang man doi trang (with other poets. Mui Ca Mau, VN: 1989), Tinh ca mua (VN: Thanh Nien, 2002). His unpublished works include ‘Tho viet tren vach lua’, ‘Suoi o dau non’, ‘Nguoi, Duoi, va Sung’.

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VOLUME 9 - DOUBLE ISSUE - JAN-JUL 2007

                FRONT PAGE

Introductions to contributing poets, writers, translators,

and artists written by TWP editor N. Saomai.

 

(From the guidelines: … Although the biographical introductions to contributing poets, writers, translators and artists are mostly based on the curriculum vitas submitted by contributors, please be advised that the contributor should not expect TWP to have its introduction saying exactly what the contributor wants to say. In any case the contributor should not expect that he could give an editorial opinion on the introduction to the contributor written by The Writers Post. The editor reserves the right to refuse the contributor’s suggestion that certain information should be added from the submitted CV, and the right to omit certain information, even if it is factual. Also, please be advised that all biographical introductions to contributors published in The Writers Post are The Writers Post’s properties, copyrighted by The Writers Post, and cannot be in any ways and means reused by the contributor or anyone).

English literature

    POETRY – ARTICLES

JAZZ

JEAN-CLAUDE IN THE PARK

Two poems by Christopher Barnes

Jazz    Jean-Claude In The Park 

 

christopher2CHRISTOPHER BARNES, British poet, won the Northern Arts Writers Award in 1998, published the debut poetry collection LOVEBITES in 2005 (Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh).Christopher Barnes performed numerous poetry readings, in July 2001 at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology ‘Titles Are Bitches’, on Christmas of the same year at Newcastle’s Morden Tower debuting the poet’s own poems, in August 2003 at the Edinburgh Festival as a Per Verse poet at LGBT Centre, Broughton St. Each year Christopher Barnes reads for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival. As a poet taking an active part in the literary circles of Newcastle, Christopher Barnes involved in events and partook in workshops, works include making radio programme for Web community radio, entering a poem/visual image into The Art Café project, making a digital film with artists Kate Sweeney and Julie Ballands at a film making workshop called Out Of The Picture which was shown at the festival party for Proudwords. Also, Christopher Barnes worked on the collaborative art and literature project How Gay Are Your Genes, facilitated by poet Lisa Mathews, exhibited at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University. Christopher Barnes’ The Holiday I Never Had was recorded by The South Bank Centre in London. The poet can be heard reading it on www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18456

Christopher Barnes is living in Newcastle, UK.

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COCHINCHINA:

REASSESSMENT OF THE ORIGIN AND

USE OF A WESTERNIZED PLACE NAME

by Vu Dinh Dinh

Cochinchina: Reassessment of …

 

vudinhdinhVU DINH DINH was born and grew up in Vietnam. Pursuing higher education he came to the US in 1956 and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Chicago, and University of Hawaii where he obtained his Ph.D. He was recipient of an East-West Center Grant, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, and a National Science Foundation Honorable Mention Award, and having served as Senior Heath Planner with the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, taught at the college level, and had scientific research works published in international journals. His publications on Vietnamese culture include “In Search of a Tradition Code of Behavior and Cochinchina: Reassessment of the Origin and Use of a Westernized Place Name”. In 2001, his ‘Selected Vietnamese Poetry’ was published by R&M (Stafford, Texas: R&M, 2001). Published bilingually, the book includes 100 original poems in Vietnamese language he selected, and 100 translation versions he translated into English. The poems, which cover a period of more than one thousand years beginning with Ly Thuong Kiet’s dating from 1077 when this General repelled the Tong invasion (from China), range over various topics taken as the translator’s main focus of human love and passions: the beloved land, patriotic appeals, family ties, and human nature.

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COMPOSITION

A poem by Hoang Xuan Son

Composition

 

http://www.thewriterspost.net/Z_hoangxuanson.JPGHOANG XUAN SON, or Su Mac (pseudonym), born in Vy Da-Thua Thien (Vietnam) in 1942 (registered as 1947 in his birth certificate), teacher and public servant, who was educated at universities from where he graduated: University of Saigon (Bachelor degree of Education -Western philosophy), and University of Dalat (Master of Business Administration). Hoang Xuan Son began writing poetry in 1963. His first poem 'Ngay be lon len' appeared in Van magazine in 1964 (the magazine was then under the editorship of Tran Phong Giao, published by the publisher Nguyen Dinh Vuong), was followed by many others published in Van, Chinh Van, Nghien Cuu Van Hoc, Khoi Hanh, Thoi Tap, Nha Van magazines. In 1981, he left Vietnam for Canada where he settled. ‘Vien Pho’, his first collection of poetry published in 1989 by Viet Chien Publisher was followed by ‘Hue Buon Chi’ published in 1993, and ‘Luc Bat Hoang Xuan Son’ published by Thu An Quan in 2004. Beside these three publications, Hoang Xuan Son's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, anthologies, and electronic literary magazines on the World Wide Web published or based in the US and Canada. A new poetry collection Tho Quynh and a CD titled Quynh Huong that presents the songs of ten distinguished songwriters are in preparation.  

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Literature in translation

     SHORT STORY  POETRY  ESSAYS

 

THE DREAM OF A HURRICANE

by Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, translated by N. Saomai

The dream of a hurricane

 

thanhbinhNGUYEN THI THANH BINH, fiction writer and poet. Her most recent book is Dau An, a collection of short stories published by Van Moi Publisher (2004). This is the fifth book of the author, after Tron Vao Giac Mo Em, a collection of poetry published by Thanh Van Publisher (1997), O Doi Song Nay (a collection of short stories) published by Dai Nam Publisher (1989), Giot Le Xe Hai (a novel) published by Van Khoa Publisher, and Cuoi Dem Dai (a collection of short stories) published by An Tiem Publisher (1993). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, one of her short stories has been anthologized in "Tho van hai ngoai nam 2000" (CA: Van Moi Publisher, 2000). Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh is presently the editor of Gio Van, a literary magazine founded in 2002 in the US.  

Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh’s Bio    About the translator   The dream of a hurricane  

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 THE CHARACTER UPRISING

A short story by Tran Yen Thao, translated by N. Saomai

The character uprising

 

yenthaoTRAN YEN THAO, pseudonym of Tran Ngoc Minh, poet, writer and translator, who was born in 1940 Binh Thuan (Phan-thiet, Central Vietnam). Before and after 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed, he has contributed to several literary magazines published in Vietnam. His debut short story collection ‘Mac Can’ was published in 1970 by Tu Thuc Publisher in Saigon, which was followed by ‘Hat tu tho Tran Yen Thao’ (collection of poems set into music by musicians Tran Van Bui, Viet Chung and Nguyen Tung published by Hanh Dong in 1971), ‘Qua tang nguoi xua’ (collection of poems published by Tre Publisher in 1998), and ‘Rung nguyen so’ (collection of poems published by Tre Publisher in 1999). Besides, his works have been selected for several anthologies, including ‘Luc Bat Tinh’ (which includes 501 authors, published by Dong Nai in 1997), ‘Sac Huong Hoa But’ (several authors, published by Van Nghe in 2001), ‘Tuyen tap 7 Tac-gia trong va ngoai nuoc’ (US: Thu An Quan, 2004), and ‘Ben troi’ (US: Thu An Quan, 2004). In the field of translation, he translated into Vietnamese ‘Nhung kiet-nhan cua nen van-minh co-dai Trung-Quoc’ (co-translated from Chinese with Lam Hong Lan; VN: Nha Van-Hoa Thong-Tin, 2001). Tran Yen Thao’s another book of translation ‘17 The-ky lich-su cua con duong to lua’ which was due to reach the market last year will soon be released in 2007. He is living in Binh Thuan, Vietnam.

Tran Yen Thao’s Bio     About the translator    The character uprising  

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS SHATTERING

by Ngu Thuyet, translated by the author

Cherry blossoms shattering

 

NGU THUYET, pseudonym of Ton That Ngu, born in Hue (Central Vietnam), former teacher, officier in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Force. He settled in 1990 in the US, where he contributed regularly to the literary magazines Van, Van Hoc, Chu De. He is the author of five books of fiction. His most recently Dau Chan II was published by Van Moi in 2005, after Dau Chan (I) by Van Moi in 2003, Luu Day Va Que Nha by Van Moi 2002, Dao Thoat by Dong Van 1998, and his debut Song Troi published by Thanh Van in 1996.

 

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RESURRECTION

a poem by Nguyen Phan Thinh, translated by the author

Resurrection

 

hinh thinh2NGUYEN PHAN THINH , born in 1943 in Ha Nam. The Geneva Accord in 1954, which divided North and South Vietnam at the 17th Parallel, forced him to immigrate to South Vietnam, where he settled in 1954. He started in the literary community with his poems, translations contributed to several magazines published in Saigon, including Mai, Tieu Thuyet Tuan San, Van, Van Hoc, Van De, Bach Khoa. After 1975, he contributed to Vietnam and overseas journals: My Thuat Thoi Nay, Tri Thuc, Van Nghe Tp.HCM, The Gioi Moi, Kien Thuc Ngay Nay, Van Tuyen, Van Chuong (VN), Cau Lac Bo Tho Tan Hinh Thuc [www.thotanhinhthuc.org]. Wordbridge, The Writers Post [www.thewriterspost.net], Tap Chi Tho, Van Hoc, Hop Luu, Khoi Hanh, Thu Quan Ban Thao, Tien Ve, Talawas. He is the author of four books of poetry: Hu Ngon (Hue, VN: 1969), Mo mot sang mai hong (Phan Rang, VN: Jan. 1975), Lang man doi trang (with other poets. Mui Ca Mau, VN: 1989), Tinh ca mua (VN: Thanh Nien, 2002). His unpublished works include Tho viet tren vach lua, Suoi o dau non, Nguoi, Duoi, va Sung. Nguyen Phan Thinh died aged 62 on May 27, 2007 in Vietnam, after a battle with cancer. ‘Resurrection’ published in this issue is the late poet’s most recently poem submitted to The Writers Post on December 2006.

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NOWHERE TO GO

a short story by Nguyen Huu Tri, translated by the author

Nowhere to go

 

untitled8NGUYEN HUU TRI, short-story writer, professor, translator, interviewer and editor, born in 1936 in NhaTrang (Vietnam), educated at Vo Tanh College (NhaTrang), obtained his Baccalaureate II in 1958. Pursuing his higher education, in 1959, he went to the US on the Leadership Training Scholarship (1959-1964), received his BA in English from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (1962), his M.S in Linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (1964), and in 1981, his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He returned to Vietnam in 1964, and became an Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, taught courses in Practical English, American Literature, and Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the universities: University of Saigon (Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Pedagogy, and Medical School), University of Can Tho, and Van Hanh University where he later became, 1966-69, the Director of the Language Center, administered and directed four distinct language programs in English, French, German and Japanese, supervised 14 college teachers of different nationalities. Also, he was an ESL Instructor at the Army Language School, Vietnamese American Association (under the direction of USIA), and IBM. Saigon. Coming back to and settling in the US in 1969, he worked as a Consultant, IDA, Science and Technology Division (Language and Translation Study) in Washington, D.C. And afterwards, from 1970 to 1971, an Assistant to the Cultural Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam, Washington, D.C.; from 1971 to 1972, an Instructor of Vietnamese at World Instruction and Translation Inc. (Defense Language Institute contractor), Arlington, Virginia, where he taught Vietnamese to American military personnel; from 1975 to 1976, a Consultant at the National Bilingual Resource Center at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he helped many school districts in six Southeastern states set up ESL programs for Indochinese students; and from 1977 to 2002, a Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Parallelly, from 1972 to present, he was working at VOA as a POV at the Vietnamese Service (1972-1982), and from 1982 onwards, an International Radio Broadcaster (Vietnamese), an interviewer, and an editor. In the field of literature, Nguyen Huu Tri made his name as a writer with the publication of “Thang Ngo” (1992), a collection of Vietnamese language short-stories, which was followed by “An Trua, Nghe Ke Chuyen Tinh”, another collection of stories published by Van (1999). He lives in Virginia.

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VIETNAMESE LOVE POETRY

FROM TRADITIONAL PRE-WAR PERIOD

TO NEW FORMALISM

An essay by Khe Iem, translated by Joseph Do Vinh  

Vietnamese love poetry

from traditional pre-war period to new formalism

 

kheiem6KHE IEM, Vietnamese playwright, storywriter, poet, editor. Born in 1946 in Nam Dinh, North Vietnam, he went into immigration in South Vietnam after the 1954 Geneve agreement divided Vietnam into two separate parts and set each part under a different political regime: Communist North and Capitalist South Vietnam. “Hot Huyet”, his debut literary work, a play, appeared in South Vietnam in 1972. Thirteen years after the Communist conquest of South Vietnam in 1975, he escaped Vietnam by boat in 1988, spending a year in a refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to the United States in 1989, where he settled in California. In 1994, he founded Tap Chi Tho, a very successful poetry magazine which is under his editorship until 2004 (Poetry Magazine, US: Premier Issue launched in Fall 1994). He also published his other books: “Thanh Xuan” (poetry. US, California: Van, 1992), “Loi cua qua khu” (story collection. US, California: Van Moi, 1996), “Dau Que (poetry collection. US, California: Van Moi, 1996), “Tan Hinh Thuc, Tu Khuc va nhung tieu luan khac” (literary essay. US, California: Van Moi, 2003). In 2005, he founded the Website Tho Tan Hinh Thuc supporting Post Modernism and New Formalist poetry, and in 2006 published an anthology of New Formalist poetry: Blank Verse – Tho Khong Van.. The anthology includes two hundreds and thirteen poems by sixty-four poets, and of which sixty-eight of the poems are English translations, translated by Do Vinh.  

Vietnamese love poetry from traditional pre-war period to new formalism   Khe Iem’s Bio

 

Translator DO VINH:

Do Vinh is pseudonym of Joseph Do Vinh Tai, who was born in Vietnam in 1968, immigrated with his family to the US in 1975, and studied at the University of Washington, from where he graduated BS in Political Science. He started in the literary community in 1980, and subsequently became active in the literary circles of the Pacific Northwest from the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. His poetry and writings have appeared in Tien Rong, The New Asian Journal, The Seattle Weekly, The Vietnam Forum of Yale University, Nguoi Viet and Viet Bao daily newspapers, Vien Dong, Van hoa, Viet Weekly, and Tap chi Tho. His debut collection of poetry ‘Green Plums’ was published in 2005. In the same year, he worked in close collaboration with poet Khế Ięm on the anthology-in-progress BLANK VERSE/ Thơ Không Vần as a translator. He was responsible for the Blank Verse’s English section, and translated into English 68 poems in the anthology, which includes 162 poems by 64 contemporary Vietnamese poets. The anthology was published by Tan Hinh Thuc Publishing Club in May 2006. Đỗ Vinh’s first published translation appeared in Wordbridge and The Writers Post in 2005 with his translation of Khe Iem’s ‘Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry on the path of transformation - A portrait of Vietnamese Literature’ (Wordbridge 6 Spring 2005, The Writers Post Volume 7 Number 1 Jan. 2005). He is currently living in Central Valley, California.

Vietnamese love poetry

from traditional pre-war period to new formalism

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NGOC’S JOURNEY

Short story by Song Thao

Translated by Thien Nhat Phuong & Kelli Craig Dang

Ngoc’s journey

 

 Translator KELLI CRAIG DANG

 

Dec 04-Jan 06 085Kelli Craig Dang has been an award-winning writer since age 12 and took 1st place in a national collegiate essay contest sponsored by Meusa at age 20. Graduated as a registered dietician, she also completed an editing and proofing certificate while writing articles for both college and Seattle publications. She is now living with her husband in Arizona, and is working on her first book.

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Translator THIEN NHAT PHUONG

 

thennhatphuongThien Nhat Phuong, pseudonym of Douglas Van Dung, born in 1937 in Ha Dong, North Vietnam, translator, social worker in the State of Washington (1975-2002), former teacher at Vietnamese American Association School and several high schools in Vietnam before 1975. Thien Nhat Phuong received his BA. in Education from Saigon University, Faculty of Pedagogy (1962), and his MSW from University of Washington (1993). As a translator, he translated into Vietnamese ‘The end of the affair’ by Graham Green (Vietnam: Khai Tri, 1965), ‘A good scent from the strange mountain’ by Robert Olen Butler (US, Seattle: North West News Weekly, 1993), and into English ‘Truong khuc me ve bien Dong’ by Du Tu Le / ‘Tributes To Mother On The Way Home Via Pacific Ocean’ (co-translator with Tran Le Khanh – US, Garden Grove: HT Productions, 2002).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Song Thao, pseudonym of Ta Trung Son, short story writer, born in Ha-Noi (North Vietnam) in 1939. He began to write in early 1991. His debut Bo Chon Mu Suong, a collection of stories published by Kinh Do in 1993 was followed by Dong Dua Cuoc Tinh (story. TX: Ngay Nay, 1996), Con Do Bong Hinh (story. CA: Van Moi, 1997), Chan Mang Giay So 6 (story. CA: Van Moi, 1999), Cuoi Ngay Mot Lan Ngoi Lai (story, CA: Van Moi, 2000), Ben Lung Nhung Con Chu (story. CA: Van Moi, 2003), and Chon Cu (story. CAN: Nhan Anh, 2006). He is also the author of four books of non-fiction: Phiem 1, Phiem 2, Phiem 3, and Phiem 4. His works were republished in many anthologies in USA and Canada: Viet Thuong Anthology 2000, Hai Muoi Nam Van Hoc Vietnam Hai Ngoai 1975-1995 (Vietnamese Pen, 1995), Hai Muoi Nguoi Viet Tai Canada (Nang Moi, 1995), and Hai Muoi Nam Van Hoc Vietnam Hai Ngoai 1975-1995 (Dai Nam 1995). He contributed to numerous established literary magazines: Van Hoc, Van, Hop Luu, The Ky 21, Song Van, Nang Moi, Lang Van, The Writers Post, and Wordbridge. He is living in Canada.

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THE UC TRAI GOURD

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

A poem by Song Ho, translated by the author

The Uc Trai gourd musical instrument

 

songho.jpg (22840 bytes)SONG HO, born in 1932, is a poet and a journalist. He began his writing career in 1952 in Hanoi (North Vietnam) and became a journalist after his resettling in 1954 in Saigon (South Vietnam), where he contributed to numerous newspapers, radio broadcast. His most recent book of poems, Da va Hoa, was published by Huong Duong Publisher (1992), after Tho Song Ho, a collection of poems, published by Khai Tri Publisher (Saigon, 1964). Hai Canh Hoa Tim, his first book of poetry, was published in 1960. Rock and Flower, an English-language version of Da va Hoa translated by Song Ho is published in 2000. Some of the poems in this translation version had been published in anthologies or magazines, including Transformed (On the Threshold Of A Dream, 1988), Sunday morning (American Poetry Anthology 1988), A Secular tree (Many Voices and Many Lands, 1989), Once more being a baby (Best New Poets Of 1988, under the title Once more to be a baby.), Lunar Eclipsed Night (Love's Greatest Treasures), The Seasons (Days Of Future's Past), On the Blue Dragon Hill (Selected Poets Of The New Era 1989) Real Golden Sun (The World's Largest Poem For Peace, UN 1991), Finer, Grass & Man, Man & Grass (Song Van Magazine -issue 8&9/1997), That is the difference but the same, Who gives to me, A pink lily (Song Van -issue 10/1997), Turning around ceaselessly, Chrysanthemum, Creation (Song Van, issue 11/1997), The Mountain (Song Van, 1999), Secular tree (Song Van, 1999).

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STARE ME

UNBELIEVABLE

THE IMMORTAL MOUTH

Three poems by Mai Van Phan, translated by Do Xuan Oanh

Three poems by Mai Van Phan

 

http://www.tienve.org/home/images/authors/138.jpgMai Van Phan, born in 1955 in Ninh Binh, Red River Delta, North Vietnam, member of Vietnam Writer’s Association, winner of some awards for poetry in the provincial and national competition. Mai Van Phan’s Giot Nang (Sun Drop), a collection of poems published by Hoi Van Hoc Nghe Thuat Thanh Pho Hai Phong /’The Literature and Arts Association of Hai Phong City’ in 1992, was followed by Goi Xanh /Calling Green poetry collection (Vietnam: Hoi Nha Van Vietnam /Vietnam Writer’s Association, 1995), Cau Nguyen Ban Mai (Morning Prayer – poetry collection. Hai Phong, Vietnam: Hai Phong Publisher, 1997), Nghi Le Nhan Ten (Name Giving Ceremony – poetry collection. Hai Phong, Vietnam: Hai Phong Publisher, 1999), Nguoi Cung Thoi (People in the same Era – epic.  Hai Phong, Vietnam: Hai Phong Publisher, 1999), Vach Nuoc (Water wattle - poetry collection. Hai Phong, Vietnam: Hai Phong Publisher, 2003). His poems also appeared in more than 30 anthologies, including FULCRUM 3 published in the US; in many journals published in Vietnam, including the monthly VAN of the Vietnam Writer’s Association of Ho Chi Minh City, which is under the editorship of Anh Duc, editorial address: 81 Tran Quoc Thao – Q.3 – TP. Ho Chi Minh (Anh da roi, Van: Xuan Mau Dan 1998, Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh 12.1997 – 1.1998); and in the magazines and Vietnamese language websites published abroad, including “Thi Luan” Magazine (S. Korean) and TIEN VE, an online centre for literature and the arts, based in Australia. 

˙ RETURN TO CONTRIBUTORS ˙     Three poems by Mai Van Phan     Mai Van Phan’s Bio  

 

Translator DO XUAN OANH

 

doxuanoanhDo Xuan Oanh, born in Quang Yen, Quang Ninh Province, North Vietnam on January 4, 1923, into a poor worker family of the coalmine area; self-educated and became a jack-of-all-trades journalist, painter, writer, social worker, songwriter, translator, peace activist etc. Joining the revolution before 1945, he wrote the famous Nineteen August song on the August 1945 General Uprising Day, and subsequently many songs and music works during the wars. In the translation field, he translated into Vietnamese many American novels, including Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn first published in Vietnam. Into English he translated the play Truong Ba’s Soul in the Butcher’s Skin to be performed in America. For a while he joined the Vietnam Peace Committee and Vietnam-US Society as Vice-chairman and General Secretary. As a people’s diplomat representing social organisations, he worked with the Vietnam delegation in Vietnam-US Paris Peace Talks from 1968 to 1973. He retired in 1990 to continue with music and translation works.

˙ RETURN TO CONTRIBUTORS ˙   Do Xuan Oanh’s Bio

 

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

THE CHARACTER UPRISING by Tran Yen Thao

THE DREAM OF A HURRICANE by Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh 

The dream of a hurricane    The character uprising

 

untitled5N. SAOMAI [photograph 1989, US], author and editor, born in 1940 in Quang Ngai where he lived for 7 months before being brought to Saigon, grew up in Saigon, Dalat, and Nhatrang. He started his writing in the early sixties, contributed miscellaneous essays and general journalism to Saigon-based daily newspapers as a freelance writer. Also, from 1968 to 1972, he was on the editorial board of the monthly Nuoc-Ta (Chi Linh Center), wrote stories, poems, and essays under his real name HMB and pseudonym Phuong-Thao. He began to write novel in 1962, and completed four novels (written in the period from 1962 to 1975), which remained unpublished during the Viet-Nam war. 'Can Nha', a novel having got past the military government's censors of the press, been ready to be published in 1974, was published 23 years later in the US. He left Viet Nam on April 29th 1975, one day before the fall of Saigon on April 30 via a Chinook piloted by his brother, escaped Saigon for the sea and landed on the U.S.S. Duluth (LPD6) of the 7th Fleet which was then outside Vung Tau’s territorial waters, with his three motherless children. One of them later became Tap-chi Song-Van’s managing editor Thanh-Tam. He came to the US in May 1975, settled in Miami in June 1975. Can Nha, published periodically in Tap-chi Song-Van (ISSN 1089-8123), and in book form in December 1997, is his third novel. Several excerpts from the novel were republished in the literary Van (CA: Van, issue 35, November 1999), and in the anthology Tho Van Hai Ngai Nam 2000 (CAN: Viet Thuong, 2000). His second 'Bon no le trong den tho', written on the starting date of 1964, was also published periodically in Tap-chi Song-Van, issue 15. This was the last issue before the discontinuity of the magazine in December 1999. One excerpt from his fourth novel  (1973) was published in Gio Van magazine. N. Saomai is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the magazines Tap-chi Song-Van [ISSN: 1089-8123], The Writers Post at http://www.thewriterspost.net [ISSN: 1527-5469]), and Wordbridge [ISSN: 1540-1723). As a founder and editor of the magazines aiming to introduce Vietnamese literature into Western literary communities, he brought through his translations a number of new and established Vietnamese poets and writers to an English speaking audience. The translation versions were published in Tap-chi Song-Van, The Writers Post, and Wordbridge.

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A DIRECTORY

OF VIETNAMESE POETS AND WRITERS IN THE OVERSEAS:

Vietnamese Poets And Writers Abroad LISTINGS

 

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

AND ARTISTS:

 

Christopher Barnes

Kelli Craig Dang

Nguyen Phan Thinh

Hoang Xuan Son

Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh

Ngu Thuyet

Nguyen Huu Tri

Khe Iem

Song Thao

Do Vinh

Do Xuan Oanh

Song Ho

Mai Van Phan

Nguyen Sao Mai

Nguyen Thi Hop

Thien Nhat Phuong

Tran Yen Thao

Vu Dinh Dinh

Vietnamese Poets and Writers

 

VIETNAMESE POETS AND WRITERS ABROAD.  The listings provide information on Vietnamese Poets and Writers living Abroad (click here).

 

TWP BIOGRAPHICAL DATABASE

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A Note On Submissions ... Any essay, review containing libel, invasion of privacy, obscenity, substantial disruption will not be accepted. As always, translations and poems will not be edited. The author/ translator should check the work for typing errors before submitting. On the work(s) published in The Writers Post the author/ translator owns the copyright. The publisher may contact the author/ translator if interested in featuring the work(s) into print publication. (See a note on submissions).

 

TITLES RECEIVED

 

Note: Titles here in this page

presented, or in the issues

mentioned, are not intended to be

ordered through this website. New

titles are added at the top of this

section; the older ones slide down

the column with Cover Art removed

Titles received in this year, but

published in previous years are

added accordingly among the others published in the same year (some exceptions may be made for books published in Vietnam).

 

INRASARA’S

CHUYEN 40 NAM …

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CHUYEN 40 NAM

A poetry collection

112 pages; 20cm.

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ VN: $DONG 20,000

(VN: Nha xuat ban Hoi Nha van, 2006)

Contact information:

INRASARA

107, Duong 45, Phuong 6, Quan 4,

Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh

VIETNAM

 

THE BOOK

OF HOPES AND DREAMS

A POETRY ANTHOLOGY

book of hopes cover

Published by Bluechrome

to raise money for the Medical Aid (Afghanistan) appeal of the Glasgow-based charity Spirit Aid, which is an entirely volunteer run organisation, headed by Scottish actor and director, David Hayman. 

There are contributions from Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Heath-Stubbs, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Tony Harrison, Alasdair Gray, Edwin Morgan, Penelope Shuttle, Anne Stevenson, Jon Stallworthy, Alan Brownjohn, Ruth Fainlight, David Constantine, Moniza Alvi, Cyril Dabydeen, Elaine Feinstein, Vicki Feaver, Michael Horovitz, Tom Leonard, Robert Mezey, Lawrence Sail, Jay Ramsay, Charles Ades Fishman, Geoffrey Godbert and Ian Duhig, amongst others.

Language: English

paper/ UK Ł9.99

Available from all good bookstores in the UK. Outside the UK via the Bluechrome or UK Amazon

Moe information about the book on Dee Rimbaud’s website at http://www.thunderburst.co.uk 

 

BLANK VERSE

cover_tanhinhthuc

An anthology of

VIETNAMESE NEW FORMALISM POETRY

anthologized by Khe Iem,

partly translated by Do Vinh,

introduction by Dang Tien.

ISBN: 0-9778742-0-6

500 pages; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese and English

paper/ US: $20.00

(CA: Tan Hinh Thuc Publishing Club, 2006)

Contact information:

Contact the publisher at:

P.O. Box 1745

Garden Grove, CA 92842

 

PATERNSON LITERARY REVIEW

ISSUE 35

Edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

418 pages; 22,5 cm.

Language: English

paper/ US: $13.00

Contact information:

Passaic County Community College

One College Boulevard

Paterson, NJ 07505-1179

 

LUAN HOAN’S

O TINH LAN LUNG

A poetry selection

630 pages; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ US: $30.00

(CAN: Nhan Anh, 2007)

Contact information:

Nha Xuat Ban Nhan Anh

Email: lehan3359ca@yahoo.com

 

SONG THAO’s

CHON CU

A novel 

228 pages; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ US: $17.00

(CAN: Nhan Anh, 2006)

Contact information:

Contact the author at:

7805 Claire Fauteux #1

Montreal, PQ  H1K5B6

 

DU TU LE’s

[neu can] hay cho bai tho

mot ten goi !?!

The 44th book of the author, a collection of poems written from 2000 to 2006 published by HT Productions in August 2006.

156 pages; 21cm.

Cover: derek pham

Layout: vuong trung duong

Author’s photograph: le dinh thang

Art work: dinh cuong

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: HT Productions, 2006)

Contact information:

Contact the publisher at:

HT Productions

12751 Lucille Ave,

Garden Grove, CA 92841 - 4711

Email: hanhtuyen@hotmail.com

 

FACTOTUM

SOUNDTRACK CD

 

The score to the Charles- Bukowski’s-novel-based film “Factotum” was composed by the renowned Norwegian singer & songwriter Kristin Asbjornsen, in which she performed two poems by Bulowski. In addition to the music from the film, the soundtrack  contains two more songs based on poems by Bukowski taken from ‘What matter most is how well you walk through the fire’. 

The CD is available from Milan Entertainment, Inc. beginning August 1st.

Contact information:

Milan Entertainment

3500 W. Olive Ave. Suite 750

Burbank, CA 91505

ph: 818.953.7818

fx: 818.953.7801

 

Khe Kinh Kha’s

TO TINH

 

A collection of poems and songs by Khe Kinh Kha, writer and musician, author of Que huong trong noi nho, Luu vong ca (music, 1980), Di chuc cho con (music, 2005). Khe Kinh Kha’s debut poetry collection To Tinh includes 66 poems and 14 songs, of which a number of poems was already published in literary magazines in Vietnam before 1975, dating from 1966.

To Tinh

Collection of poems and songs

154 pages; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ US: No Price Given

Limited edition distributed to friends.

(NJ: Thu An Quan, 2006)

Contact information:

P.O. Box 58

S. bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail: tranhoaithu@yahoo.com

Tl # (908) 769-1718

 

DAUGHTERS of the RIVER HUONG

A novel by Uyen Nicole Duong, author of Mui Huong Que (Mui Huong Que was published under her real name Duong Nhu Nguyen), is released by RavensYard Publishing, Ltd. The book is available online from RavensYard, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Nobles.

 

Daughters of the River Huong

ISBN 1-928928-16-1

271 pages; 21cm.

Language: English

Trade paperback; SRP $ 17.95

Contact information:

Contact the publisher at:

info@ravensyard.com

 

GREEN PLUMS

A collection of poems in English and Vietnamese

by Do Vinh.

 

Green Plums

143 p.; 21cm.

Language: English and Vietnamese

No price or publisher given

Contact:

Joseph Dovinh:

12519 Larkin Drive

Bakersfield, California 93312

 

TAC GIA, VOI CHUNG TA

by Le Quynh Mai.

 

A compilation of interviews with author conducted by Le Quynh Mai, who is in charge of the Literature and Art Programme on ‘Tieng Noi Viet Nam’ Radio (103.3 FM), Montreal, Canada, and a contributor providing literature and art news to the readers of Hop Luu magazine.

 

Tac gia, voi chung ta

334 p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Khanh Truong

paper/ US: $18.00 US/ CAN: $20.00 CAN

(CAN: Khoi Nguyen, 2004)

Contact:

Khoi Nguyen

6567 Ernest Lavigne Montréal P.Q
H1M 1C4 Canada
lequynhmaii@yahoo.com

 

LUAN HOAN, MOT DOI THO

by Le Han

A compilation of writings about poet Luan Hoan by 154 writers and acquaintances, ranging from articles, interviews, and poems dedicated to the poet. The book also contains Luan Hoan’s family pictures, and drawings by friends and artists. Compiled by Le Han.

Luan Hoan, mot doi tho

Cover: Luan Hoan’s portrait by Dinh Cuong. Layout by Le Han

Copy editor: Doan Phe

Binding: Central Perfect Bindery, Toronto

604p, 21cm

Language: Vietnamese

(CAN: Song Thu, 2004)

No price given.

 

THE BATTLE OF SAIGON

A translation version of the short -story collection ‘Mat tran o Saigon’ by Ngo The Vinh, author of The Green Belt, published by XLibris.

The Battle of Saigon presents war and post war traumatic experience and dreams from the perspective of Vietnam Diaspora

The battle of Saigon

Jacket design by Khanh Truong

Jacket photographs © by Tim Page

200 p.; 21cm.

Language: English

Hardcover ISBN 1-4134-6377-0

Softcover   ISBN 1-4134-6376-2

(US: Xlibris Corporation, 2005)

Contact:

Xlibris Corporation

1-888-795-4274
www.Xlibris.com

Orders@Xlibris.com

 

O CUA

By Tran Hoai Thu

O Cua - The complete poetry works of Tran Hoai Thu

(Some published poems are revised)

Poetry—374p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Than Trong Minh

Design & Layout: Tran Hoai Thu

paper/ US: No Price Given

(NJ: Thu An Quan, 2004)

Contact:

Tran Hoai Thu

P.O. Box 58

S. bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail: tranhoaithu@yahoo.com

Tl # (908) 769-1718

 

DAU AN

by Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, author of ‘O doi song nay’ (short story, 1989), Giot le xe hai (novel, 1991), Cuoi dem dai (short story, 1993), Tron vao giac mo em (poetry, 1997).

 

Dau an

A collection of published short stories. 325p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Dinh Cuong

Design: Cao Hoang

paper/ US: $14.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

E-mail: Kimanquan@yahoo.com

 

VAN XUOI TOAN TAP

by Kinh Duong Vuong

The complete prose works of Kinh Duong Vuong.

Van xuoi toan tap

1198p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Rung

Hardcover/ No price given

(Saigon: 2004)

 

DUNG NHAM, THO TOAN TAP

by Dung Nham

The complete poetry works of Dung Nham.

 

Dung Nham, tho toan tap

450p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Rung

paper/ No price given

(Saigon: 2004)

 

VACH NUOC

by Mai Van Phan

author of Giot Nang (Sun Drop), Goi Xanh (Calling Green), Cau Nguyen Ban Mai (Morning Prayer),  Nghi Le Nhan Ten (Name Giving), Nguoi Cung Thoi (People in the same Era).

Vach nuoc

Poetry—83p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Layout: T&P Design

Responsibility for publishing: Pham Nga

Copy editor: Nguyen Anh Nguyet

Hardcover/ VN: VN$25,000.00

(Vietnam: 2003)

Contact:

Mai Van Phan

12/56  Cat Cut

Hai Phong, VIETNAM

E-mail: maivanphan@hn.vnn.vn

 

LUC BAT HOANG XUAN SON

by Hoang Xuan Son

author of 3 poetry collections.

 

Luc Bat Hoang Xuan Son

Poetry—166p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Hoang Xuan Son

Design: Pham Van Nhan

Prologue by Cao Vi Khanh

Illustrated Art by Tran Quy Thoai

paper/ US: $15.00

(NJ: Thu An Quan, 2004)

Contact:

Hoang Xuan Son

#38, 14 street

Roxboro Quebec H8Y 1M6 - Canada

E-mail: son_hoang42@yahoo.com

Interested readers CLICK HERE to read Luc Bat Hoang Xuan Son

 

LAM CHUONG,

TRUYEN VA NHUNG DOAN VAN

By Lam Chuong.

Lam Chuong, Truyen

Va Nhung Doan Van

Story, Essay—219p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Khanh Truong

Design: Son Ca

paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

HUONG MUA

A poetry collection by Song Vinh, author of Ve Duoi Hien Xua (2000

Huong Mua , a poetry collection

collected 106 poems the author recently composed, prologues by Nguyen Dong Giang, Thai Thuy Vi, Thao Nguyen, and Luan Hoan. Some poems are set to music by Phan Ni Tan (ND), Pham Anh Dung, and Mai Duc Vinh. Cover art by Hoang Vi Kha.

paper/ 130 pp – 21cm.

(Printed at Andrew Printing Co.)

Contact:

SONG VINH

107 Bromfield way
Cary, NC 27519

Tel: (919) 301-5129

E-mail: song_vinh@hotmail.com

 

THE GREEN BELT

by Ngo The Vinh

translated into English by

Nha Trang & William L. Pensinger

co-authors of the novel

The Moon of Hňa Běnh.

The Green Belt was published by

Ivy House Publishing,

Hard Cover,  $ 23.95,  256 Pages

(US: Ivy House Publishing, 2004)

For more info on The Green Belt, visit

www.thegreenbelt.com

 

CHE TAO THO CA

by Phan Nhien Hao

Author of Thien Duong Chuong Giay

Che Tao Tho Ca

Collection of Poems—94p.; 23cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Design by Nguyen Danh Bang

 paper/ US: $15.00

(CA: Van, 2004)

Contact:

Tu Luc Distributor: www.tuluc.com

Tu Luc Bookstore

14318 Brookhurst St

Garden Grove, CA 92843

 

BAT NHA CA

By Tu Hoa

Author of Nhap Phap Gioi Luoc Giai

Bat Nha Ca

Poetry—70p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US: $10.00

(PA: Ban Tu Thu Tu Hoa, 2004)

Contact:

Ban Tu Thu Tu Hoa

Dauxua756@aol.com

 

NGHI VE VAN HOC HAI NGOAI

By Nguyen Mong Giac,

Author of 10 books.

Nghi ve Van hoc Hai Ngoai

Essay—253p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Nguyen Dong and Nguyen Thi Hop

 paper/ US: $13.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

SONG VOI CHU

By Nguyen Hung Quoc

Author of 8 books

Song Voi Chu (Living with Words)

Essay on language and literature—202p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Nguyen Hung

Author’s photo Credit: Pham Huu Khanh (Saigon: 12, 2002)

 paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi & Tien Ve Online Centre for Arts, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

THAP TA

By To Thuy Yen

Thap Ta

Second poetry collection of the author

140p.; 21cm.

(Published by the author, under An Tiem Publisher’ name, 2004)

 paper/ US: $16.00

Contact:

Mrs. Huynh Dieu Bich
1210 Bluebonnet Pl.Cir Apt L
Houston, TX 77019  USA

 

VAN HOC VIET NAM THE KY 20

MOT SO HIEN TUONG VA THE LOAI

By Nguyen Vy Khanh

Author of 5 books.

Van Hoc Viet Nam The Ky 20

Mot so hien tuong va the loai

Research—663p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Justin Nguyen

 paper/ US: $22.00

(CA: Dai Nam, 2004)

 

VAN HOA, GIOI TINH VA VAN HOC

By Nguyen Hoang Van

Van Hoa, Gioi Tinh va Van Hoc

Essay—265p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Hoang Ngoc Dieu

 paper/ US: $14.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

CHU DUOI CHAN TUONG

By Nguyen Vien

Author of 6 books.

Chu duoi chan tuong

Story—204p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

TUOI 20 YEU DAU

By Nguyen Huy Thiep

Tuoi 20 yeu dau

Novel—193p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Nguyen Trong Khoi

paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2004)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

MAU HE

By Tran Yen Hoa

Author of 5 books.

Mau He

Novel—412p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Ho Thanh Duc

paper/ US: $15.00

(CA: The Ky, 2004)

Contact:

Tran Yen Hoa.

14272 Hoover St #95

Westminster, CA 92683.

Phone: 714-636-2390

714-623-2642

 

AO GAM VE LANG

By Tran Yen Hoa

Author of 5 books.

Ao Gam Ve Lang

Collection of stories—295p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Ho Thanh Duc

paper/ US: $15.00

(CA: The Ky, 2004)

Contact:

Tran Yen Hoa.

14272 Hoover St #95

Westminster, CA 92683.

Phone: 714-636-2390

714-623-2642

 

BEN LUNG NHUNG CON CHU

By Song Thao

Author of six books.

Ben Lung Nhung Con Chu

Collection of short stories—218p; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2003)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

MADE IN VIETNAM

By Thuan

Made in Vietnam

Collection of short stories—192p; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2003)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

THUONG NHO HOANG LAN

By Tran Thuy Mai

Thuong Nho Hoang Lan

Collection of short stories—240p; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US: $12.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2003)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

TINH THOM MAY NHANH

By Le Han

Tinh Thom May Nhanh

Collection of Poems—177p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art by Dinh Cuong

 paper/ US: No price given

(CA: No publisher given, 2003)

Contact:

leh@aecl.ca

lehan3359ca@yahoo.com

 

MAY SONG CUNG LOI

By Hoang Chinh

Author of 4 books.

May Song Cung Loi

Novel—285p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

Cover Art: Thieu Nu by Vi Vi

paper/ US: $13.00

(CA: Van Moi, 2003)

Contact:

Van Moi Publisher

P.O. Box 287

Gardena, CA 90248

 

PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW

Literary Journal

Issue 32

Editor:  Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Paternson Literary Review

A multicultural literary journal, established in 1979, Issue 32 contents includes: poetry, translations, prose, fiction, memoir, essay, reviews.

354 p.; 23cm.

Language: English

 paper/ US: $10.00

Contact:

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Editor

Paterson Literary Review

1 College Boulevard

Paterson, NJ, 07505-1179 USA

 

LUU DAN THI THOAI

A Selected Works of Stray Immigrants’ Poetry Critique

By Dien Nghi & Song Nhi.

· Literary essay and constructive criticism.

Luu Dan Thi Thoai,

critique—585p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US: $20.00

(CA: Coi Nguon, April 2003)

Contact: CSTV  Coi Nguon

C/o Song Nhi

322 Ryegate Court,

San Jose, CA 95133 USA

Tel: (408) 729-8352

Fax: (408) 258-0142

E-mail: songnhi_2000@yahoo.com

Or : songnhi2000@hotmail.com

 

SONG NUI CUNG NGUOI

THOM NGAT THO

By Luan Hoan

Author of 18 poetry collections. His 17th collection is Co Hoa Goi Dau, published by Song Van in 1997.

 

Song nui cung nguoi

thom ngat tho

Poetry — 138p.; 21cm.

 paper/ US: 10$.00

Language: Vietnamese

(CAN: Tho, 2003)

Contact: Le Ngoc Chau

11351 ARMAND LA VERGNE

Montréal Nord PQ H1H-5W3 CANADA

Tel: (514) 325-6409

E-mail: luanhoan@videotron.ca

 

TRAM NAM DE LAI

By Tran Van Le

Author of 5 poetry collections.

Tram nam de lai

poetry—195p.; 21cm.

Language: Vietnamese

 paper/ US (no price informed)

(CA: Nguoi Thuong, 2005)

Contact: Tran Van Le

1121  1/2 Alpine St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

(Note: The book’s cover informs that TNDL is published in 2005. The Writers Post, however, receives TNDL in May 2003)

 

THU QUAN BAN THAO,

Issue 11 - 2003

A collection of literary works

and the arts,

unpredictably published series,

(NJ: Thu An Quan, 2002)

P.O. Box 58

S. Bound Brook, NJ. 08880

 

THIEN NHAT PHUONG

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Tributes to mother on her way home  via pacific ocean,

the translation version of  Me Ve Bien Dong by Du Tu Le.

Poetry -- 168p.; 21cm -- Second edition.

(CA: HT Productions, 2002)

 

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