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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | In truths denied (237)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.
(July 2021)

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

the passing poem in the night

the boundary of three seas

and I’m no longer me

 

I have loved you in every verse 

that is 

not mine

 

to be kind 

the words of lies

in truths denied.

_____
JANUARY 2022

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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