Verse of Vietnamese America: 10 Vietnamese American Poets You Should Know
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Verse of Vietnamese America: 10 Vietnamese American Poets You Should Know

Vietnamese tradition is grounded in poetics. Here's a list of Vietnamese American poets whose work is continuing this great tradition.

Verse of Vietnamese America: 10 Vietnamese American Poets You Should Know

The Vietnamese poetic heritage is rooted in ancient times, with the Vietnamese literary tradition continuing onward today into the diaspora. In celebration of this longstanding tradition of verse, here is a brief sampling of 10 Vietnamese American poets whose work you can support, in alphabetical order by last name:

1. Alex Dang: You Can Do Better

Where Are You Press, 2014

2. Diana Khong: “War Maps”

Rambutan Literary, Issue Three, 2016

3. Jenna Le: A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora

Anchor & Plume Press, 2016

4. Hieu Minh Nguyen: This Way to the Sugar

Write Bloody Publishing, 2011

5. Hoa Nguyen: Violet Energy Ingots

Wave Books, 2016

6. Bao Phi: Sông I Sing

Coffeehouse Press, 2011

7. Sophia Terazawa: I AM NOT A WAR

Essay Press, 2016

8. Chrysanthemum Tran: “Cognates”

Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016

9. Paul Tran: “I pledge alligience to the flag of the United States of America”

92Y #WordsWeLiveIn, Week 2, 2016

10. Ocean Vuong: Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Copper Canyon Press, 2016

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