6 Vietnamese Poets

6 Vietnamese Poets

Ý Nhi, Nguỹên Khoa Đìêm, Lâm Thị Mỹ Dạ, Nguỹên Đ́̕uc Ṃâ, Xuân Quỳnh, Phạm Tíên Dụât

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Six Vietnamese Poets brings together for the first time the works of six writers, three women and three men, who came of age during the American War in Vietnam. In their verse, contemporary readers discover the richness and diversity of Vietnamese life and literature from a bold range poetic styles from free verse to romantic lyric to traditional classic Vietnamese forms. This bilingual edition features poets from North and South, men and women, combat soldiers and poet-soldiers writing of life in Vietnam through the turbulent final four decades of the twentieth century.

Speaking to the Heart

After a long night up writing poems,
a streak of sunlight leapt into my room.
I ran to the yard,
running as if I were a child,
footprints breaking the earth's first dew,
chest brushing softly the short grass.
Earth and sky seeped into me like wine.
Startled,
I saw my heart in the shape of a ploughshare
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press in cooperation with the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781880684764
1880684764
Branch Call Number: 895.9221 Six
Characteristics: xix, 254 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowen, Kevin 1947-
Nguyen, Chung Ba
Alternative Title: Six Vietnamese poets

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