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Lê Vĩnh Tài | no. 14:18 – days like these

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, a businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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 Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

days like these

poetry is a scar

in the heart of the people…

_____

những ngày này

thơ như vết thương

giữa lòng dân tộc…

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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