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Vũ Hoàng Thư | W h i c h   h a l f ? (3)

Vũ Hoàng Thư is a Vietnamese-American poet, who currently lives in Fountain Valley, California.

Thơ không bao giờ nói hết? Hay ta không thể nói hết về Thơ? Một câu hỏi muôn đời vì Thơ là một cái gì ta vươn tới, một mục tiêu bất khả đạt, nó tiếp tục di dời trong vô vọng của kẻ làm thơ. Nếu không Thơ sẽ ngừng hiện hữu.

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Hoàng Xuân Sơn | I  A M   M E (23)

The Canadian-Vietnamese poet born in Hue, Vietnam 1942, currently resides in Montreal, Canada

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.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | những hạt cát (210)

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)

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Nguyễn Lãm Thắng | A PERIOD OF GREY (1)

Nguyễn Lãm Thắng

Born August 14th, 1973, writes under many pseudonyms: Nguyễn Lãm Thắng, Lam Thuỵ, Trà Thị Kim Xuyến and as a children’s author: Nguyễn Trần Bảo Nghi, Du Lãm, Nhật Quang, Nguyễn Trần Khải Tú…
Hometown: Tịnh Đông Tây, Đại Lãnh, Đại Lộc, Quảng Nam.
Bachelor of Arts and Literature at The University of Huế, 1998.
Master in Hán-Nôm, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, The National University of Hà Nội, 2011.
Ph.D. in Linguistics, The Faculty of Science, The University of Huế, 2014.

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.

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POETRY/THƠ

Trần Duy Trung | S h u n (1)

by Trần Duy Trung, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
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Haunting verses.

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (293.16/56)

Lê Vĩnh Tài is a Vietnamese poet, a resident of the West Highlands. A retired medical doctor, currently a businessman in Buon Ma Thuot.

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (288.15/56)

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

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (14/56)

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

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PHOTOGRAPHY POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (13/56)

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

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (290.12/56)

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

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (291.11/56)

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

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POETRY/THƠ

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | What’s wrong with being ordinary? (120)

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.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | bản mục tàn phai – a fading ego (211)

Vũ Hoàng Thư, an acclaimed Vietnamese-American poet and translator, who currently lives in Fountain Valley, California.

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.

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Alienation is demoralizing (212)

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)

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (10/56)

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

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Du Tử Lê | Take me to the sea when I’m gone – Khi tôi chết hãy đem tôi ra biển

A translation for my father.

I’ve learned the poem through my father, as a teenager never fully grasp the profound yearning and sadness in Du Tử Lê’s poem. Until I had translated the very last line, I finally had a glimpse of my father’s pain and the pain of soldiers like him; “The eternal exile of my soul”.

I am sorry, I am sorry for your pain, I am sorry for your loss, I am sorry it has taken me so long, I am sorry it has taken an entire lifetime.

Trâm

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (294.9/56)

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

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (8/56)

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

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (296.7/56)

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

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ART POETRY/THƠ

Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (6/56)

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