Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Drawing from Vietnam's long and turbulent history—from Phùng Thi Chính's suicide in the river Hát, to the casualties of the Vietnam War—Do's poems highlight the constant struggles of love and survival, and a country's continuing fight to preserve its traditional way of life.
"Do Nguyen Mai's poetry is elegant, beautiful, and will not hesitate to gut you in the same breath."—Alex Dang
"There sits within these poems astounding, paralyzing moments of awe for its readers."—Greg Bem
author siteMargaryta Golovchenko @ The Coil MagazineGreg Bem @ Yellow Rabbits ReviewsRachel Charlene Lewis @ Maudlin House
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and advocate for Vietnamese America's future. She is the author of GHOSTS STILL WALKING (Platypus Press, 2019). She is Courage Campaign's first Political Fellow, a recipient of the 2017-2018 Rose O'Neill Literary House Jacoby Endowment Grant, and the founding executive editor of Rambutan Literary. Author City: Santa Clarita, CA USA