Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Essays. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Translations by Nguyễn-Hoàng Quyên, Kaitlin Rees, Ngân Nguyễn and David Payne. Afterwords by Trần Ngọc Hiếu. UN\\MARTYRED: [SELF-]VANISHING PRESENCES IN VIETNAMESE POETRY by Nhã Thuyên, a Hanoi-based poet and critic, is a collection of essays that offer a cartography of the writing communities that have lived (and died) along the margins of Vietnam's literary landscape since the Renovation period of the late 1980's. The collection deftly and delicately navigates the poetry and poetic work of the marginalized, and their relationship to marginalization, dissidence, and creative production. The reader voyages through chronicles of political landscapes and the actors toiling within them. Open Mouth, Womxn's Poetry, among others "nourish an emancipated grammar of poetry."
Nhã Thuyên's most recent poetry thing words breathe, creatures of elsewhere (từ thờ, nhừng người lạ) was published in Vietnamese (Nhã Nam, 2015) and in English translation by Kaitlin Rees (Vagabond Press, 2016). With Kaitlin Rees, she founded AJAR, a small bilingual literary journal-press, an online, printed space for poetic exchange. She soliloquies some nonsense when having no other emergencies of life to deal with.
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