MAI VAN PHAN was born in 1955 in Kim Son Ninh Binh, Red River Delta, North Vietnam, member of Vietnam Writers’ Association, winner of some awards for poetry in the provincial and national competition. Mai Van Phan’s debut 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), Hom Sau (2009), Va Dot Nhien Gio Thoi (2009), and ‘Bau troi khong man che (2010). His poems have appeared in journals published in Vietnam including the monthly VAN of the “Vietnam Writers’ 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 Vietnamese language magazines and websites published abroad including “Thi Luan” Magazine (S. Korean) and TIEN VE, an online centre for literature and the arts, based in Australia, and have been reprinted in more than 30 anthologies including FULCRUM 3 published in the US. All in all, his poems were introduced to literary audiences in Sweden, New Zealand, England, United Stated (including the literary magazine Wordbridge and the electronic The Writers Post), Korea and Indonesia. In 2010, accepting the invitation of The Poet Society of Asia (TPSA), Mai van Phan came to Korea to attend the Korea-ASEAN Poets Literature Festival, which was held from 2 to 7/12/2010, and during which he was scheduled to read his poems in three cities Seoul, Ansan, and Sokcho. In this year of 2011, while preparing himself for his attendance at the “National Seminar on Mai Van Phan’s Poetry” from May 14 to May 15 in Hai Phong, Mai Van Phan is currently working on his eleventh book ‘Tuyen Tap Tho Mai Van Phan’, a poetry collection containing his poems published in previous published collections, and the interviews given to magazines and electronic journals. The book will be published by Vietnamese Writers’ Association.
1- Giot Nang (Sun Drop - collection of poems. VN: Hoi Van Hoc Nghe
Thanh Pho Hai Phong, 1992).
Hai Phong Publisher, 1997).
Phong, VN: Hai Phong Publisher, 1999).
Phong, VN: Hai Phong Publisher, 1999).
VN: Hai Phong Publisher, 2003).
7- Hom Sau (2009),
8-Va Dot Nhien Gio Thoi (2009),
9- ‘Bau troi khong man che (2010).
· His poems have appeared in literary magazines and websites published in Vietnam and abroad, including Fulcrum 3(US), Thi Luan (S. Korea), Van (Vietnam: Vietnam Writer’s Association of Ho Chi Minh City); Tien Ve (an online centre for literature and the arts, based in Australia); and The Writers Post (an electronic magazine of literature and literature in translation, based in the US).
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