CONTRIBUTORS’ NOTES

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Bùi Chát
He was born in Thái Bình, Hố Nai, Việtnam, in 1979. Earned his Bachelor’s of Literature in 2001. Started the literary magazine Giấy Vụn (Shreds). Presently living in Sàigòn (Hồ Chí Minh City) holding various jobs including selling sandwiches. His major publication: Xáo Chộn Chong Ngày.

Carol J. Compton
She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in English as a Foreign Language from Southern Illinois University, and a B.A. in English from Cornell College. Beginning in the 1960s, she lived and worked in Southeast Asia, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand and as an International Voluntary Services volunteer in Laos. The recipient of two Fulbright research grants, her work and publications have focused on Southeast Asian languages and literature, most particularly on oral poetry.

Dã Thảo
She lives in California, USA.

Đặng Thân
Teacher and Poet. Presently living in Hànội. His writings have been published in Việtnam and abroad, including in Người Hà Nội, Ngày Nay, Khảo cứu Văn hóa Phương Đông, Nhân Dân, eVăn, talawas, Tiền Vệ, Thơ Tân Hình Thức (New Formalism Poetry), Tạp chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry)...

Đặng Tiến
He was born in Quảng Nam, Việtnam, in 1940. He has written commentaries and analysis since 1960 for publication in numerous newspapers. Presently teaches Vietnamese Literature at Paris 7, Denis Diderot University.

Đinh Cường
He was born in Thủ Dầu Một, Việtnam, in 1939. His poems and essays on art have been published in various literary magazines, including Hợp Lưu, Văn, Văn Học, Thế Kỷ 21, Tạp chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry). Presently living in Virginia, USA.

Đình Nguyên
(True name: Đỗ Tường Nguyên)
He was born in Bình Định, Việtnam, in 1963. Before 1980 he was a teacher. Now he lives in retirement and writes poetry, in Sàigòn.

Đỗ Vinh
(Joseph Dovinh)
He was born in the Central Highlands of Việtnam, in 1968. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1975 and studied at the University of Washington, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science. He became active in the literary circles of the Pacific Northwest in the mid 1980’s through the early 1990’s; regularly attending Red Sky Poetry readings and appearing at Bumbershoot open mikes. During this time Dovinh was exposed to the writings of Sam Hamill, William Stafford, Nelson Bentley, Raymond Carver and Eric Scigliano. His poetry and writings have appeared in Tiên Rồng, The New Asian Journal, The Seattle Weekly, The Việtnam Forum of the Yale University, Người Việt, Việt Báo, Viễn Đông, Văn Hóa, Việt Weekly and Tạp chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry). He gave readings at World Beyond Festival, Beyond Baroque and LA Poetry Festival as part of their Newer Poets series in 2001, 2002. He served as Advisor to the Oakland Museum’s Exhibit: What’s Going On? California and the Vietnam Era and as Consultant to the Rancho Santiago Community College District. He also works as a court certified interpreter and instructor of the Vietnamese language. At present, Dovinh lives with his wife Nikki Nguyễn-Gia Lệ-Thu and their two sons Don Laurentio and Joseph Jefferson in Central Valley, California.

Đoàn Minh Hải
He was born in Hải Dương, Hải Phòng, Việtnam, in 1941. Began writing poetry in 1958, published in Phổ-Thông, Văn-nghệ Học Sinh, Kỷ Nguyên Mới, Mã-Thượng, Gió Ngàn Phương, Gió Mới, Giữ Thơm Quê Mẹ, Đối-Thoại, Trước Mặt, Tham-Dự, Khởi-Hành. Founder and Publisher of Nguyệt san Cùng-Khổ. Major literary work: Đại nguyện của Đá, 2002 (A Will of Stone).

Đỗ Kh.
(True Name: Đỗ Khiêm)
He was born in Hải Phòng, North Việtnam, in 1954. He came to France in 1968. Returning to Vietnam, he joined the Armed Forces in 1973. After the collapse of South Vietnam, he immigrated to France in 1975 and subsequently moved to the US, resettled in California. Đỗ Kh. started contributing to the literary community in 1987, and was on the editorial board of Tạp Chí Thơ and Hợp Lưu magazines. He is the author of four books: Cây Gậy Làm Mưa, (Rain-Making Cane) story, 1989; Thơ Đỗ Kh., poetry, 1989; Có Những Bực Mình Tức Không Thể Nói, 1990; Ký Sự Đi Tây, (Travels in France), 1991.

Đức Phổ
He was born in  Phụng Village, Thừa Thiên, Việtnam. Schooled at Huế National University, and Sàigòn Academy of Law. Joined the military in 1969, incarcerated in political prison after 1975. Immigrated to the United States in 1996. His poetry has appeared in Văn, Văn Học, Hợp Lưu, Tạp chí Thơ, Phố Văn, Khởi Hành... Books published: Một Chỗ Về (A Place To Return To) poetry, printed by Sông Thu Hoa Kỳ, 2000. Mùa Tình, Xin Kịp Gặt (A Season of Love, to be Harvested in Time), poetry, printed by Tạp chí Văn, 2002.

Gyảng Anh Iên
(True Name: Bùi Đức Nguyên Vũ)
He was born in 1984. He participated in the 2000 and 2005 competitions for students, and won two awards; the 2000 award was for essay on forestry, and the 2005 poetry. Gyang Anh Ien’s poems appeared mostly in Tạp Chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry), and recently via electronic journals, including Tiền Vệ, Tân Hình Thức. His collection of short stories is scheduled to publish in October, 2005 by Kim Đồng Publisher. Presently living in Vietnam.

Hà Nguyên Du
(True Name: Nguyễn Phương Hà)
He was born in Tây Ninh, Việtnam. Immigrated to the United States in 1990. Books published: Trong Mùa Lá Xanh (Green Leaves of Poetry Season) Thơ, 1970; Lối Khác (Another Path) Thơ, 1998; Anh Biết, Em Yêu Dấu, (I Know, My Love) Thơ, 2001; Gene đại dương (Oceanic Gene), New Formalism Poetry, 2003; 45 bài Tân Cổ Giao Duyên.

Hải Vân
She was born in Thái Bình, Việtnam. Immigrated to the United States in 1990. Presently living in San Jose, California.

Hồ Quỳnh Như
She lives in Texas, USA.

Hoàng Xuân Sơn
He was born in Nhân Thọ, Đức Thọï, Hà Tĩnh, Việtnam. Bachelor’s of Arts Western Philosophy, Saigon Academy of Literature. Master’s of Political Economics. Before 1975: Civil Service. Resettled in Montreal, Canada in 1981. Began writing in 1963. Poetry published in Văn, Chính Văn, Nghiên Cứu Văn Học, Khởi Hành, Thời Tập, Nhà Văn ... Books published: Viễn Phố, Thơ (1988), Huế Buồn Chi (Huế in Sadness) 1993. Lục Bát Hoàng Xuân Sơn, 2004.

Huỳnh Lê Nhật Tấn
He was born in Hải châu, Đà Nẵng, Việtnam, in 1973. Bachelor’s of Arts Journalism, Hồ Chí Minh University of Journalism. Published in Sông Hương, Văn Nghệ, Hợp Lưu, Tạp chí Thơ, TiềnVệ. Presently living in Đà Nẵng working as a fashion designer, poet, painter. To be published: Tôi vào Lá (My Transformation into Leaf).

Huỳnh Hữu Ủy
He was born in Huế, Việtnam, in 1946. Five works published: Nghệ Thuật Tạo Hình Dân Gian Viet Nam (Folk Art Design of Vietnam, 1993), Nghệ Thuật Tạo Hình Việt Nam (Thanh Văn,1995), Mấy Nẻo Đường của Nghệ Thuật và Chủ Nghĩa (Văn Nghệ, 1999). Chiến sự Bình Long (co-author), Mặt Trận Vùng Giới Tuyến (co-author).

Inrasara
(True Name: Phu Tram)
He was born in Chakleng, Ninh Thuận, Việtnam, in 1957. Educated at High School Po-Klong (1969), Faculty of Pelo in Hồ Chí Minh City (1977). In 1978 he left the University without taking a degree for wandering and writing poetry. He is the author of more than fifteen books of poetry, research and translation, and winner of several literary awards. Apart from his books, he published more than three hundred pieces of essays, poems, short stories and travelling notes in many journals at home or abroad, including Nhà Văn, Văn Nghệ, Văn Nghệ Trẻ, Văn Nghệ Dân Tộc, Văn Tp. Hồ Chí Minh, and Tạp chí Thơ.

Khánh Hà
She lives in Norway. She published Cõi Thơ (Poetic World – Làng Văn, 1997).

Khế Iêm
(True name: Lê Văn Đức)
He was born in Lê Xá, Vụ Bản, Nam Định, North Vietnam, in 1946 (Birth Certificate shows 1947). Editor in chief of Tạp chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry from 1994 to 2004). His translated poems have appeared in Xconnect (volume III, Issue II), Literary Review (Winter 2000), The Writers Post. His essays have appeared in The Writers Post. He has published: Hột Huyết (Blood Seed) play, 1972; Thanh Xuân (Youth) poetry, 1992; Dấu Quê (Vestiges of the Homeland), poetry, 1996; Thời của Quá khứ (A Time Past) stories, 1996; Tân hình thức, Tứ khúc và những Tiểu luận khác (New Formalism, four quartets, and the other essays), 2003.

Khúc Duy
He lives in Sàigòn Việtnam.

Khúc Minh
He lives in Texas, USA.

La Toàn Vinh
He lives in Việtnam

Lê Giang Trần
(True Name: Vương Kim Vân)
He was born in Bạc Liêu, Việtnam, in 1952 . Escaped by boat (boat person) and resettled in the United States in 1980. His collection of poetry, Sàigòn ở Phố Lưu Vong, (Saigon in Exile) was published by Tân Thư in 1990. He lives in California, USA.

Linh Vũ
(True Name: Lê Văn Quan)
He was born in 1946. Attended Sàigòn Academy of Law. Army Officer of the Republic of South Vietnam prior to 1975. Resettled in California after the Fall of Sàigòn in April of 1975. Published Phương Đông Văn Học Nghệ Thuật, an early literary magazine of the Vietnamese diaspora. Presently living in Tacoma, Washington. Book published: Một Dòng Sông (A River), 1998.

Lưu Hy Lạc
(True Name: Vương Minh)
He was born in Hà Tiên, Việtnam, in 1954. He escaped Việt nam by land, and arrived in the United States in 1982. He has since lived in San Francisco, California. He is the author of Yên Đi (1999). His New Formalist poems appeared mostly in Tạp Chí Thơ, and recently via the electronic journal Tân Hình Thức.

Lý Đợi
He was born in Khúc Luỹ, Điện Minh, Việtnam, in 1978. Earned his Bachelor’s of Literature in 2001. Presently living in Sài Gòn holding various jobs as cook, painting, writing, teaching... Books published: Vòng tròn sáu mặt, (Six-Sided Circle), 2002, Mở miệng (Open Mouth), 2002, Bảy biến tấu con nhện, 2003.

Mai Phương
(True Name: Lê Mai Phương)
She was born in Sàigòn, originally from Hải Phòng, Việtnam, in 1957. Presently living in Belgium.

Mai Ninh
(True Name: Trần Thị Mai Ninh)
She was born in Saigon, Việtnam, in 1950. Went to French in 1968 to study. Contributor to Kiến Thức Ngày Nay (Saigon), Diễn Đàn (France), Hợp Lưu, Văn, Văn Học, Tạp Chí Thơ (US), and Việt (Australia). She has Published Đời tôi (translation, 1997), Hợp Âm Trong Vùng Sân Khấu (stories. Canada: Thời Mới, 2000). She lives in Paris, France.

N P
He was born in Ưu Điềm, Huế, Việtnam, in 1955. Immigrated to the United States in 1981. Presently living in California.

Nam Du
(True Name: Đặng Quốc Ban)
He was born in Kiến Xương, Thái Bình, Việtnam, in 1983. Hobbies include: Vietnamese Folk Art, reading, sports and travel. Presently studying Chèo (Classical Vietnamese Theatre) and writing plays at the Hà Nội College of Theatrical Arts

Nguyễn Đăng Thường
He was born in Svay, Cambodia, educated in Việtnam and graduated from Sàigòn University’s Faculty of Pedagogy. Former French teacher at several high schools in Sàigòn. He is the author of four books of translation including the most recent Tiếng nói (US: Văn, 2003), a Vietnamese translation of Voix by Linda Le (France: Christian Bourgois, 1998). His works have appeared in Nhịp Cầu, Thủy Triều, Thế Kỷ 21, Trình Bày, Hợp Lưu, and Tạp chí Thơ literary magazines. Presently living in London, England.

Nguyễn Đăng Tuấn
IT (Information Technology) Specialist. Writes short stories, poetry, music, and works at a radio station in his spare time. Writings have appeared in Văn, Làng Văn, Văn Tuyển, Thơ, Cỏ Thơm... v.v... Member of the Vietnamese Overseas Writers’ Association and Pen International.

Nguyễn Đạt
He was born in Vĩnh Yên, Việtnam, in 1945. He has published a book of poems and two collections of short stories. Presently living in Sàigòn, Việtnam.

Nguyễn Hoài Phương
(Aka: Nguyễn Cảnh Nguyên, Nguyễn Kim Yến)
He was born  in Nam Định, North Việtnam, in 1956. Emmigrated from Việtnam in 1988, presently living in Germany. Poetry published in Tạp Chí Thơ, Hợp Lưu, Văn Học, Làng Văn... Books published: Chuyện Tình Thời Thổ Tả, Chuyện Đồng Hương.

Nguyễn Hữu Viện
He lives in France.

Nguyễn Lương Ba
He was born in Nam Trung, Vang, Thừa Thiên (Central Vietnam), in 1944. Attended Hue Academy of Literature and Đà Lạt Pedagogy College. He has Published Hành (1967). Nhật Ký Dưới Hầm Trú (Bomb-Shelter Journal) and Người Cô Đơn (A Lonely Man). Aka: Nguyễn Phán Ngã. Presently living in Texas, USA.

Nguyễn Phan Thịnh
He was born  in Hà Nam, in 1943. Resettled in South Việtnam in 1954. He started in the literary community with his poems contributed to several magazines published in Sàigòn, including Mai, Tiểu Thuyết Tuần San, Văn, Văn Học, Vấn Đề, Bách Khoa. After 1975, he contributed to Việtnam and overseas journals: Mỹ Thuật Thời Nay, Trí Thức, Văn Nghệ Tp.HCM, Thế Giới Mới, Kiến Thức Ngày Nay,Văn Tuyển, Văn Chương (VN), Tạp Chí Thơ, Văn Học, Hợp Lưu, Khởi Hành, Thư Quán Bản Thảo, Tiền Vệ, Talawas. He is the author of four books of poetry. Presently living in Sàigòn, Việtnam.

Nguyễn Phước Bảo Tiên
He was Born in Huế, Việtnam, in 1955. Doctor of Medicine in 1980 (Huế), Master of Public in 1998, Doctor of Chiropratic in 2000. Began writing in Huế Student Journal from 1974-1980. His writing also appeared in some American Medicine Journal. He lives in California, USA

Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Lan
She was born in Quảng Bình, grew up  in Nha Trang. Graduated Sàigòn Pedagogy College and taught in Nha Trang prior to 1975. Escaped Vietnam by boat (boat person) to Hong Kong, and resettled in California, USA. Began writing since 1985. Her writings have appeared in: Văn, Văn Học, Hợp Lưu, Thế kỷ 21, Tạp chí Thơ. Books published: Một Chút Hạnh Phúc Nhỏ (Small Happiness),1993, Trăng Đất Khách (co-authored with other writers). Also featured in 20 năm văn học Việt Nam hải ngoại 1975 — 1995. (Twenty Years of Vietnamese Overseas Writings).

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Bình
Recently published book: Dấu Ấn, a collection of short stories published by Văn Mới Publisher (2004). This is the fifth book of the author, after Trốn Vào Giấc Mơ Em, a collection of poetry published by Thanh Văn Publisher (1997); Ở Đời Sống Này, a collection of short stories, published by Đại Nam Publisher (1989); Giọt Lệ Xé Hai, a novel published by Văn Khoa Publisher; and Cuối Đêm Dài, a collection of short stories published by An Tiêm Publisher (1993). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, one of her short stories has been anthologized in Thơ văn hải ngoại năm 2000 (CA: Văn Mới Publisher, 2000). Nguyễn Thị Thanh Bình is presently the editor of Gió Văn, a literary magazine founded in 2002 in the United States.

Nguyễn Thị Khánh Minh
She was born in Nha Trang, Việtnam. Bachelor of Law, 1974. First poem published at the age of 11 in VanGuard Literary Magazine — 1991). Other poems have appeared in Tặng Phẩm (Văn Học — 1991), Tơ Tóc Cũng Buồn (Văn Học — 1997) Đêm Hoa (Văn Học — 1999), Tự điển Anh-Việt-Hoa, soạn chung cùng Thanh Vân Nguyễn Duy Nhường (Văn Hoá Thanh Niên, 2001), Những Buổi Sáng (Nhà Xuất Bản Trẻ, 2002).

Nguyễn Thị Minh Nguyệt
She was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Immigrated to the United States in 1989. Her writings have appeared in Tạp Chí Thơ, Chủ Đề, Hợp Lưu, tạp chí Phố Văn. Anthologized in Khoảng Cách Không Mầu (Colorless Space) a collection of poetry featuring 12 poets, Văn Tuyển 2002. Presently living and working in California.

Nguyễn Tiến Đức
He was born  in Lạng Sơn, North Việtnam, in 1937. Relocated South in 1954. Taught at Military Language Academy. Writes poetry and short stories, with many publications prior to 1975 and two published books in America, after resettling here in 1990.

Nguyễn Tư Phương
He lives in Texas, USA.

Nguyễn Tuyết Trinh
She was born in Sàigòn, Việt Nam. Escaped from Việtnam by boat (boat person) in 1981. Presently living in Australia.

Phạm An Nhiên
He was born in Thái Bình, North Việtnam. Resettled in the United States in 1975. Editor of the bilingual magazine NHÀ, published in California. Other alias include: Phạm Ngọc, Vọng Âm, Nguyễn Khởi Nguyên. Poetry has appeared in Văn, Chủ Đề and Tiền Vệ. Books published: Mùa Khát Vọng (A Season of Thirst), Đà Nẵng 2004; Tình Yêu Em Chưa Đủ Tuổi Nên Buồn (Your Love is Two Young Hence Sadness) — Văn Tuyển 2002; Tình Cờ (Incidental Poems) — Văn Tuyển 2000; Nỗi Đam Mê Muộn Màng (A Late Passion) — HAT 1997).

Phạm Chung
He was born in Hànội, Việtnam. Grew up in Sàigòn. Graduate of Sàigòn University and Michigan State University. Presently living and working in Houston, Texas. Books published: Mầu Mắt Lụa, (Eyes the Color of Silk) AIKO 1999; Khoảng Cách Không Mầu (Colorless Space), a collection of poetry featuring 12 poets, Văn Tuyển 2002.

Phạm Việt Cường
He was born  in Sàigòn, Việtnam, in 1952. Immigrated to the United States in 1986. Resettled in San Jose, California. Regular contributor of: Văn học, Thế kỷ 21, Tạp Chí Thơ, Hợp Lưu... Books published: Người Tình (The Lover) a novel translating Marguerite; Trôi đi Cùng Tháng Chạp (Drifted Away With December) poems, Trình Bày, 1993.

Phan Đình Ngọc Cẩm
She was born in Sàigòn, Việtnam, in 1977. Teacher. Presently enrolled in graduate school of Education Administration at the University of Hawaii, United States.

Phan Tấn Hải
He was born  in Sàigòn, Việtnam, in 1952. Writes poetry, short stories, translates. Works professionally as a journalist. Books published: Cậu Bé Và Hoa Mai (A Young Boy and Plum Blossoms) short stories, Nhân Văn 1986; Một Nơi Gọi Là Việt Nam (A Place Called Vietnam) poetry, 1987; Vài Chú Giải Về Thiền Đốn Ngộ (A Study of Don Ngo Zen Buddhism), Văn Nghệ 1990...

Phan Thị Trọng Tuyến
She was born  in Bến Tre, South Việtnam, in 1951. Presently living in France. Books published: Mùa Hè (Summer); Một Nơi Khác (Another Place) short stories, Văn nghệ, 1987; Một Trang Đời (A Page from Life) stories, An Tiêm, 1991.

Quốc Sinh
He was born in Phú Thọ, Hòn khói, Ninh Hòa, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam, in 1974. Earned a Bachelor’s of Journalism, Hồ Chí Minh City University, 1996. Presently living in Việtnam.

Quỳnh Thi
(True Name: Phạm Quang Linh, aka Phạm Quang Vinh)
He was born  in Áng Sơn, Ninh Bình, North Vietnam, in 1946. Immigrated to the United States in 1995, resettled in Houston, Texas. Books published: Trên Vùng Trời Cùng Khổ, (Suffering Skies), poetry, 1974; Tên Em Là Hoa Kỳ, (Your Name is America) poetry, US, 1998. Regular conributor to Tạp chí Thơ (Journal of Poetry).

Thiện Hiếu
He lives in Sàigòn Việtnam.

Trà Đóa
(True Name: Nguyễn Tường Quang)
Born 1972, in Quảng Nam, Việtnam. Presently living Sài Gòn. Writes poetry starting while in college.

Trầm Phục Khắc
(True Name: Đoàn Minh Đức)
He was born in 1958. Resettled in the United States in 1980. Regular contributor of: Văn, Văn học, Hợp Lưu, Tạp chí Thơ.

Trần Kiêu Bạc
He lives in California, USA.

Trần Tiến Dũng
He was born in South Vietnam, in 1958. Presently living in Sàigòn. Regular contributor to: Văn Nghệ, Chuyên San Thơ, Gieo & Mở, Việt, Tạp Chí Thơ, Hợp Lưu. His poetry has appeared in translation in Manoa: A Pacific Journal of international Writing, Hawaii, 2002.

Tunisia
He lives in California, USA.

Việt Hà
(True Name: Ngọc Thắng)
He graduated from Mechanical Engineering College in 1985. Went to Czech Republic in 1986 to study Oil Refinery Technology. Political Assylee to Germany in 1990. Presently works as a quality control inspector at an automobile parts plant. Hobbies include writing short stories, poetry, news article and playing music and sports &.

Vũ Huy Quang
He was born in Nam Định, North Việtnam, in 1942. Books published: Tân Liêu Trai, Tân Thư 1991; Câu chuyện Triết Lý (The Story of Philosophy); 1992, Chín Truyện Ngắn (Nine Short Stories), 1992. Other published works includes translations of Vietnamese books.

Xích Long
(True Name: Nguyễn Ngọc Lan, aka in French Anne Michèle Nguyên)
She was born  in Sàigòn, Việtnam, in 1970. Immigrated to France at the age of 13 as a Eurasian. Presently working in administration for a private corporation. Teaches Vietnamese at Jean Moulin in Lyon. Living in the suburbs of Lyon, the city of three rivers: Rhône, Saône, and... Beaujolais!

Ý Liên
She lives in California. USA.

 

 

 

 

 

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