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Nguyễn Hưng Quốc | 909 TERCET – BÀI THƠ BA DÒNG (444)

Nguyễn Hưng Quốc, the acclaimed linguist, critic and poet was born 1957, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. He currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

By Nguyễn Hưng Quốc, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

She left

The snake follow suit

Spitting venom into every dream

Nàng ra đi

Con rắn theo sau

Phun nọc độc vào mọi giấc mơ

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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