Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry

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Do Nguyen, Paul Hoover
Milkweed Editions, Jan 1, 2008 - Poetry - 240 pages
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The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam's diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories into a Vietnamese poetic tradition marked by vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and inventive forms. Included here are 17 postmodern and experimental Vietnamese poets, including the founding editor of Skanky Possum magazine, as well as American poets of Vietnamese descent.

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Great introduction to contemporary Vietnamese poetry that deviates from the state-sanctified verse. Read full review

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Last night I went to a reading for this anthology at the De Young. It was a pricey reading, twelve bucks or so when normally my poor poet ass would wander into a free reading, hang out in the back ... Read full review

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Do is a poet, journalist, and translator. Born and raised in Hanoi, he is among his nation's leading writers. He now divides his time between Vietnam and San Francisco.

Paul Hoover is the author of eleven books of poetry. He is tPaul Hoover is the author of eleven books of poetry. He is tPaul Hoover is the author of eleven books of poetry. He is the editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W.he editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W.he editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 1994) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literar Norton, 1994) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literar Norton, 1994) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literary magazine NEW AMERICAN WRITING. His collection of literary y magazine NEW AMERICAN WRITING. His collection of literary y magazine NEW AMERICAN WRITING. His collection of literary essays, Fables of Representation, was published in the Poetsessays, Fables of Representation, was published in the Poetsessays, Fables of Representation, was published in the Poets on Poetry series of University of Michigan Press in 2004. H on Poetry series of University of Michigan Press in 2004. H on Poetry series of University of Michigan Press in 2004. He teaches at San Francisco State University. e teaches at San Francisco State University. e teaches at San Francisco State University.

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