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Read By: Diana Khoi Nguyen

Feb 14, 2021

This episode was reissued on Mar. 21, 2021. If you can, Nguyen recommends donations to Stop AAPI Hate's fund.

Diana Khoi Nguyen on her selection:  

In a time of global isolation unprecedented for multiple generations, I have retreated into the community of words of others, that is, a return to the nook of books, day in, day out, and it is very much a comfort--a return to the routine days of my sequestered childhood. Today found me missing poets, writers, and humans with whom I would have had some kind of social and physical contact in this now long-gone former world of conferences, events, and travel. In a sense, I am able to be with these writers, and now enable for them to be with you--by facilitating an encounter between them and you in this intimate aural space. For this recording, I read the follow poems from the following writers: 

Jane Wong, "Everything" 

Dao Strom, excerpt from "Self-Travelogue/s (Endemism)” 

Mary-Kim Arnold, "American Girlhood” 

Vaan Nguyen, "Mekong River" 

Christine Shan Shan Hou "Amanuensis"

 

Intro and outro from "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0

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