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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