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Nguyễn Hưng Quốc | 909 TERCET – BÀI THƠ BA DÒNG (529)

Nguyễn Hưng Quốc, the acclaimed linguist, critic and poet born Nguyễn Ngọc Tuấn, 1957, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The professor currently lives and work 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

 

The poet likes to perform his monologue

Only in front of the confessional 

Of nothingness

Nhà thơ chỉ thích độc thoại

Trước tòa giải tội

Của hư vô 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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