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Tô Thuỳ Yên | The coronation of love (14)

Tô Thuỳ Yên (1938-2019) real name was Đinh Thành Tiên, born in Go Vap, Gia Dinh, Vietnam, an alumnus at Petrus Ký and Đại học Văn khoa Sài Gòn. He was a teacher and journalist in Saigon, a Major in the Vietnam Army prior to 1975. After 1975 served 13 years in re-education camps, in 1993, he moved with his family to the United States as a former political prisoner.

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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Tô Thuỳ Yên | A professional Beggar (12)

Tô Thuỳ Yên (1938-2019) real name was Đinh Thành Tiên, born in Go Vap, Gia Dinh, Vietnam, an alumnus at Petrus Ký and Đại học Văn khoa Sài Gòn. He was a teacher and journalist in Saigon, a Major in the Vietnam Army prior to 1975. After 1975 served 13 years in re-education camps, in 1993, he moved with his family to the United States as a former political prisoner.

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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Hứa Hiếu (1)

By Hứa Hiếu, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
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– it’s too late

– why?

– we’ve seen clearly your roots: skin colour of a slave and those asthenic limbs

– so what?

– go back to your old country

– why?

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William Shakespeare | Romeo ơi, Romeo, người ở đâu Romeo? (46)

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

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Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN: EPILOGUE – ten faithful devotions (299.47-56)

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 translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

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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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Quách Thoại | Dahlia (14)

Quách Thoại
(1930-1957)
Born Đoàn Thoại in Hue, Vietnam. He loved Tagore from an early age, at 18 he left for Saigon and was a freelancer for newspapers like Đoàn kết, Làm dân. Within two years became the General Secretary for Nguồn sống. He was a dreamer, generous, and lived life to its fullest. Addicted to opium, he died in hospital alone from tuberculosis.

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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Quách Thoại | The dry branches (11)

Quách Thoại
(1930-1957)
Born Đoàn Thoại in Hue, Vietnam. He loved Tagore from an early age, at 18 he left for Saigon and was a freelancer for newspapers like Đoàn kết, Làm dân. Within two years became the General Secretary for Nguồn sống. He was a dreamer, generous, and lived life to its fullest. Addicted to opium, he died in hospital alone from tuberculosis.

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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Quách Thoại | Liberty Road (9)

Quách Thoại
(1930-1957)
Born Đoàn Thoại in Hue, Vietnam. He loved Tagore from an early age, at 18 he left for Saigon and was a freelancer for newspapers like Đoàn kết, Làm dân. Within two years became the General Secretary for Nguồn sống. He was a dreamer, generous, and lived life to its fullest. Addicted to opium, he died in hospital alone from tuberculosis.

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 | Lê Vĩnh Tài

Lê Vĩnh Tài, Vietnamese poet and translator

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Nguyễn Văn Thiện | There’s a star lighting a fire (29)

Nguyễn Văn Thiện
Born: 1975
Home town: Anh Sơn – Nghệ An
Master in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories
Currently a high school teacher, a prolific writer.
Editor of Chư Yang Sin (Đắk Lắk) Art and Literary Journal.

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 Văn Thiện | THE LONG CRAZY DAYS (30)

Nguyễn Văn Thiện
Born: 1975
Home town: Anh Sơn – Nghệ An
Master in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories
Currently a high school teacher, a prolific writer.
Editor of Chư Yang Sin (Đắk Lắk) Art and Literary Journal.

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 | Dear Pen Pal (70)

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 | pencil sketch

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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Đinh Trường Chinh | when I’m only just waking up (37)

Đinh Trường Chinh born 1970 in Hue, Vietnam. The American-Vietnamese poet and artist, computer engineer currently lives and work in Virginia, U.S.A.

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

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Đinh Trường Chinh | THE DAY (36)

Đinh Trường Chinh born 1970 in Hue, Vietnam. The American-Vietnamese poet and artist, computer engineer currently lives and work in Virginia, U.S.A.

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

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Đinh Trường Chinh | the boroughs are now littered with light (35)

Đinh Trường Chinh born 1970 in Hue, Vietnam. The American-Vietnamese poet and artist, computer engineer currently lives and work in Virginia, U.S.A.

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

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Đinh Trường Chinh | Dusk upon isolation

Đinh Trường Chinh, born 1970, a Vietnamese-American poet and artist currently living in Washington, Virginia

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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Võ Thị Như Mai

Võ Thị Như Mai is a Vietnamese-Australian poet and translator, currently a teacher in Western Australia

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Đinh Trường Chinh | Saigon Cathedral (35)

Saigon in the days when the movie
in my exile has yet end
I’m hanging in the old neighbourhood
in my heart the scattering of(someone’s) burning incense

sài gòn ngày ấy phim chưa đứt
vì tôi hậu chấn kiếp lưu vong
đêm đứng chôn chân ngoài xóm cũ
khói nhang ai thắp rụng trong lòng