Mai Der Vang discusses her new poetry collection, YELLOW RAIN.
Tags: Afterland, archival research, chemical warfare, chemical weapons, Cold War, documentary poetics, docupoetics, docupoetry, family, family history, family trauma, graywolf, graywolf press, historical trauma, Hmong, INRI, laos, Lily Houston Smith, Mai Der Vang, parents, poems, poetry, Raúl Zurita, Radiolab, refugee, refugees, research, Secret War, southeast asia, Vietnam War, visual poetry, Yellow Rain
Elizabeth Rush discusses RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE.
Tags: Beasts of the Southern Wild, climate change, East Coast, ecosystem, Elizabeth Rush, environmental crisis, Eula Biss, flooding, floods, Hurricane Sandy, journalism, Katie Ford, Louisiana, Lucia Graves, Milkweed Editions, natural world, On Immunity, poetry, Politics, rising sea levels, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, science, scientists, southeast asia, swamps, tidal marsh
To this day no one really knows where my kris came from or whether or not it’s a significant part of my family history, if it’s a random object or an heirloom with an untold story. ...more
Tags: Allyson McCabe, ancestors, ancestry, Ariel Pink, Beverly Hills, dagger, dna, Esme Blegvad, family heirloom, Front Row Seat to Earth, Game of Thrones, grandparents, Korea, kris, Malaysia, Myths 002, Natalie Mering, songwriting, southeast asia, Thailand, Wanted/Needed/Loved, Weyes Blood
What cannot be forgotten/cannot be remembered? ...more
Tags: Celeste Chan, childhood, epigenetics, family, fathers and daughters, grief, haunting, Holocaust, hunger, Japan, Malaysia, Mary-Kim Arnold, Multitudes, Singapore, southeast asia, violence, VONA, war
Monica Sok discusses her award-winning poetry chapbook
Year Zero, her interest in Southeast Asian history, and living in isolation. ...more
Tags: Alton Sterling, Aracelis Girmay, archeology, Ben Kiernan, black lives matter, Black Maria, Bunkong Tuon, Cambodia, Chath pierSath, communism, Dallas, Deborah Landau, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, genocide, John Pirozzi, Kem Ley, Khmer Rouge, Killing Fields, Kingdom Animalia, Laura Creste, Marilyn Chin, Mary Oliver, Monica Sok, NYU, orlando, Peuo Tuy, Philando Castile, Phina So, Phnom Penh, poetry, Pol Pot, Prek Eng, Princess Moon, Rithy Panh, Sharon Olds, Siem Reap, Sokunthary Svay, southeast asia, Tararith Kho, teeth, The Missing Picture, The Pol Pot Regime, trauma, trauma writing, violence, Year Zero, Yeng Chheangly, Yesenia Montilla
Traveling abroad, of course, the world insists, asks, Where are you from? ...more
Tags: Cambodia, Cannot Stay, Going, Greece, henry james, Japan, Journey to Morea, Kevin Oderman, Khmer Rouge, Let's Go Europe, Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco, Sarah Einstein, southeast asia, tourism, tourists, travel, travel writing, White Vespa
In this essay, Larissa Pham gives her readers a clear look into the nitty gritty details of her childhood. In Southeast Asia, as in ballet, femininity is quiet, graceful, small, and strong. There are certain conventions: my Vietnamese mother kept my hair short until it grew thick enough to be deemed beautiful when past my […]