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VOLUME 3 - NUMBER 1 - JAN 2001

    The stirring red
    by Le thi Hue
    The nouriture of hair
    by Hoang Xuan Son
    The nightingale's death by Song Ho
    Art by Tu Huynh
  • VIETNAMESE POETS & WRITERS ABROAD A Listing of Vietnamese Poets and Writers Abroad to provide information on about 250 Vietnamese poets and writers living abroad.
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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).
  • TWP PUBLICATIONS INDEX -- Fiction, Poetry from current, and previous issues --
  • COVER ARTIST: Nguyen Khai
  • Featured artist: Trinh Cung (Vietnam)





    The stirring red by Le Thi Hue (Click title)

Le Thi Hue was born in 1953 in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. She is the author of Bui Hong ( a collection of stories, published by Luy Tre Xanh Publisher, 1984), Ki niem voi My Anh ( stories, Luy Tre Xanh, 1987), Rong ran ( a novel, Luy Tre Xanh, 1989), Khoi di tu Tho Ngay den Su That ( 1995), Canh thuc cung tho mong ( with Vu Quynh Huong, Tran Sa - a collection of poems, Luy Tre Xanh Publisher, 1996). Van hoa tri tre, nhin tu Hanoi dau the ky 21 (Van Moi Publisher, 2001). 'The stirring red' is translated from the original version 'Do xao xuyen' first published in SongVan magazine, issue 12&13 / 1998.

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    The nightingale's death - by Song Ho (Click title)

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).

    The nouriture of hair by Hoang Xuan Son(Click title)

Hoang Xuan Son was born in Thua Thien Vietnam in 1942. He began writing poetry in 1962. Vien Pho, his first collection of poetry, was published in 1989 by Viet Chien Publisher. His most recent work Hue Buon Chi, a collection of poems, was published in 1993. Hoang Xuan Son's poems have appeared in numerous magazines of literature and art published in the United States and Canada.

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   Art by Tu Huynh (Click title)

Tu Huynh, painter. The son of an officer in the Southern military force, he was born in 1970 in Vietnam. His father who participated in the 1966 Central Vietnam uprising died in 1972 when he was two years old. In 1975, one day before the fall of Saigon on April 30 ending the war of attrition and the corruptible, inefficient systems of military government his father protested, he left a collapsed South Vietnam. A Chinook piloted by his uncle picked up him and his family from the centre of the capital at 4:AM for nowhere but the ocean with no certainty of a safe destination. But ships seemed to be waiting. Afterwards, he came to the US, where he settled. Tu Huynh wrote poems and painted in his early age. Graduated from University of Florida in Fine Art with Honours in 1995 he painted regularly ever since. He first exhibited in Washington DC in 1999.

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Le Thi Hue
Hoang Xuan Son
Song Ho
Tu Huynh

Luan Hoan
Nguyen Khai

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  • Featured artist







Solo Gallery Shows:

1995 -- Vietnam House Gallery, 23 Cardinal Lemoine, Paris
1997 -- VAALA Gallery, Gaeden Grove, California
1997 -- YFU International Center, Washington D.C.
Permanent Exhibitions:

1990 -- Plum Blossom Gallery, Hong Kong

1991 -- La Vong Gallery, Hong Kong

International Exhibitions:

1962 -- The 1st International Fine Arts Exhibition in Saigon

1963 -- Biennial de Paris

1964 -- Biennial de Tunis


1990 -- Uncorked Soul, Vietnamese Arts Contemporary, published in Hong Kong.

1991 -- Fine Contemporary Vietnamese Art, published in hong Kong.

1994 -- 100 Years of Vietnamese Fine Arts Contemporary, published in Singapore.

1996 -- 100 Vietnamese Artists of 20th Century, published in Hanoi, Vietnam.

1996 -- Vietnamese Paintings contemporary, published in hanoi Vietnam.

1997 -- Southeast Asian Art, published in Singapore

1962 -- Honor Certificate of the 1st International Fine Arts Exhibition, Vietnam.

1963 -- Bronze Medal of the Spring Paintings, National Exhibition, Vietnam.

1964 -- Silver Medal of the Spring Paintings, National Exhibition, Vietnam.




Shadowy Graces 1

1998, Oil on canvas, 36x48 inches

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is compiled and listed by LUAN-HOAN.
The listings are edited, rewritten in English, and given added information to where needs be, by The Writers Post. Also, new listings may be added by the The Writers Post. Listed poets and writers' photographs are available at LuanHoan's website, in the Vietnamese author section - http://www.digital-info.com/luanhoan

  • A Listing of Vietnamese Poets and Writers Abroad aims to provide information on about 250 Vietnamese poets and writers living abroad. We apologize for any deficiency, to the reader, and to any poet or writer whose name is not in the listing as information is not available -- The Writers Post --
  • (Note to the reader: All poets, fiction writers, and non-fiction writers alphabetically listed in the listing are published authors. The listing includes the name of the author, genre identity, residency information or information on birth and death as the author passed on, and publications, which are symbolized as follows:
    Name of the author: in bold letters
    Genre identity: P = Poet -- FW = Fiction writers -- W = Writer
    Residency information: (...) name of country in parentheses.
    Information on birth and death: (...) place of birth, year of birth, and year of death, place of death in parentheses.
    Pubs: Publications could either be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. An asterisk (*) before "Pubs" stands for "His", indicating the author is a male, otherwise, a female. Thus, *Pubs is to be understood as His publications. Example: Binh Nguyen Loc (BienHoa/South Vietnam 1914-1987 USA) -- FW -- *Pubs: .... is read: Binh Nguyen Loc, born in BienHoa South Vietnam in 1914, died in 1987 in the US, is a fiction writer. His publications...
          or Bac Phong (Canada) -- P -- : Bac Phong, living in Canada, is a poet.)


  • Binh Nguyen Loc (BienHoa/South Vietnam 1914-1987 USA) --FW--
    *Pubs: Do doc, Gieo gio gat bao, Ky thac, Nhen cho moi ai, Ai an thau ngan cho dai tiec thuong, Bong ai qua ngoai cua, Hoa hau Bo Dao, Nua dem trang sup, Dung hoi tai sao, Mua thu nho tam, Tinh dat, Nhung buoc lang thang tren pho cua ga BNL, Mot nang hai chang, Quan tai heo, Tham lang, Tram nho ngan thuong, Uong lon thuoc tien, Can Gio, Diem Phuong, Sau dem bo rap, Cuong ron chua lia, Khi Tu Thuc ve tran, Nguoc goc Ma lai cua dan toc Vietnam, Lot tran Viet ngu.
  • Bac Phong (Canada) -- P --
    *Pubs: Chinh ca (Dong Tien, 1986).
  • Bui Bao Truc (USA) -- W --
    *Pubs: Thu gui ban ta 1, Thu gui ban ta 2, Thu gui ban ta 3.
  • Bui Bich Ha (USA) -- FW --
    Pubs: Buoi sang mot minh (Nguoi Viet, 1989), Ban gai nho to (Nguoi Viet 1991), Nhung con mua tro ve.
  • Bui Vinh Phuc (USA) -- W --
    *Pubs: Nhung con mua tro ve (1981/1987), Que huong, cam tau khuc ky niem (1982), Ngon ngu va van hoa Vietnam (1992), Cac bai ly luan va tuan ky mau (1994), Mot noi nao, Ly luan va phe binh 20 nam van hoc Viet ngoai nuoc.

LASTEST ADDITION... (Click here for the listings updated)

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SHORT STORIES, POEMS from current, and previous issues:

Short Stories

Enter the city -- Tran Gia Nam
Thanks, happy death -- N. Saomai
Weigh anchor to run -- Nguyen Thi Hoang Bac
The old man who believed only what he saw -- Vo Ky Dien
The battlefield -- Tran Hoai Thu
Eva -- Song Thao
The lucky compulsive gambler -- Pham Nguyen Luong
The young woman who practiced singing -- Duong Nhu Nguyen

Woman behind the billboard -- Hoang Thi Bich Ti

The stirring red -- Le Thi Hue


Flee, darling, into my dream -- Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh
The mountain -- Song Ho
Year-end Blues -- Dinh Cuong
The colors of time -- Doan Phu Tu
This is not the first time -- Hoang Thi Ngoc Huong
Snow -- Hoang Xuan Son
The compass of command transferred to a friend  -- Luan Hoan
Farewell music, Purification -- Pham Manh Vien
Secular tree -- Song Ho
White summer night -- Vu Thi An
Alongside -- Hoang Xuan Son
To welcome you, my love -- Creation -- Pham Manh Vien
Volunteer -- Dung Nham

A painter's Crossing -- Tu Huynh

Country-You-Happiness -- Song Ho

To a lonely child -- Song Ho

Father and son -- Hoang Xuan Son

The nouriture of hair -- Hoang Xuan Son

The nightingale's death -- Song Ho

Art -- Tu Huynh


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