Nhã Thuyên

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Contributor and Guest Editor

Nhã Thuyên writes, translates, edits books and sometimes organizes literary events. She has authored several books of poetry, short fiction and some tiny books for children. Her most recent poetry book words breathe, creatures of elsewhere (từ thở, những người lạ) was published in Vietnamese (Nha Nam, 2015) and in English translation by Kaitlin Rees (Vagabond Press, 2016). With Kaitlin Rees, she found AJAR, a small bilingual literary journal-press, an online, printed space for poetic exchange with a mini poetry festival in Hanoi. She is sleeping more, shaping a book of essays on Vietnamese contemporary poetry and making some nonsense writing. (Portrait credit: Đinh Trường Chinh)


  • Issue #46 (September 2019) Writing Vietnam: Guest Editor [forthcoming]
  • Issue #34 (December 2016): Taste of Water [Read]
  • Issue #34 (December 2016): Make Our Voices Heard Together: Poetry in Its Community [Read]