Poems of Nguyen Thuy Hang, Do Le Anhdao & Le Dinh Nhat-Lang (Asia Pacific Poetry #12) (Paperback)
A visual artist who lives poetry in Saigon, an illusionist who works theatres and boardrooms across the US, a journalist-translator who mediates new media, in this collection these three prominent voices in contemporary Vietnamese poetry bring to world literature the diversity and richness of poetic expressions in a fast-changing world. Nguyen Thuy Hang's poems enter the realm of stasis, rearrange and reconstruct dream sequences to bring out a language that moves and dances, rejects and embraces, taking the audience with her movements in a tour de force. With puns and wit, Do Le Anhdao's satirical poems speak strongly for many of her generation on transitory-ness, race and gender politics, confusion and dislocation. Satire at its most effective and timely, her poems are anarchistic, mischievous: a show of strength that takes masquerades and irony by the scruff. Le Dinh Nhat-Lang's poems are meditations on a kaleidoscope of the past and now; they are packed with indelible images and drawn with a delicate touch. This twelth volume in the Asia Pacific Poetry Series from Vagabond Press gives readers three of the most formidable voices from the current generation of Vietnamese poets.