Eleven Vietnamese poets will be included in a collection of poems to be published in the UK.
The literary reference book LitFinder, edited by Emma Hull, willinclude 15 poems by big names like Te Hanh, Nguyen Khoa Diem, XuanQuynh and Tran Dan.
The poems have already featured in publications by well-knownpublishing houses such as Macmillan Reference (the US ), CharlesScribner’s Sons (the US ) and Primary Source Media (the UK ).
The pieces were also published in anthology of contemporary Vietnamese poetry published at home called Black Dog, Black Night./.
Retiree Pham Van Khoat (right) introduces a mural relief depicting The Tale of Kieu to a visitor at his house in the southern province of Dong Nai (Photo: i.ytimg.com)An international conference gathering more than 100 Vietnamese and foreign scholars confirmed once again the glorious life and literary work of great poet Nguyen Du (18th century), who richly deserved to be considered as a cultural symbol of the country.... [read more]
The three-part collection has over 40 bilingually translated poems. Part I comprises works published in 1997, featuring the war, the childhood and the youth of the author. With pieces released in 2001, part II tells a man's perspective about the roots. Part III includes his latest pieces, describing humankind’s destiny.Ngo Tu Lap was born in 1992. He is a poet, translator, and a critic. He graduated from the Maritime University in Russia and now works at the International Department of Hanoi National University.Black Stars collection written by Lap is translated into English by USA’s Martha Collins and published by American…... [read more]
PARIS — French painter Dominique De Miscault today will open an exhibition of 37 paintings inspired by poems by Vietnamese Tran Dang Khoa at the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France. With the theme of Hat Gao Lang Ta (Our Village's Rice) named after one of the poems in the collection Goc San Va Khoang Troi (The Yard's Corner and Sky's Interval), the exhibition features villages in the north of Viet Nam. Singer Alain Vu Hoang Mi will join the opening ceremony to recite Khoa's poems, both in Vietnamese and French, translated by Michele Sullivan and Hoang Thi Phuong. Khoa was…... [read more]
The two collections in Vietnamese and English titled Ra Vuon Chua Xem Cat Co (Grass Cutting in a Temple Garden) and Nhung Hat Giong Cua Dem va Ngay (Seeds of Night and Day) as well as his Vietnamese-French collection titled Bau Troi Khong Mai Che (A Ciel Ouvert/ Firmament without Roof Cover) are among the top ten of the 100 best-selling poetry collections from Asia on Amazon.com.The result is based on selling reports updated every hour on amazon.com."I believe that our contemporary poetry enjoys an adequate position, while we integrate with the world," he said overjoyed, adding "Our Vietnamese distinction is alluring to the international audience of…... [read more]
th death anniversary of the talented poet. During the 2-hour performance, overseas Vietnamese singer Camille Huyen and guitarist Waltherr Giger, who himself set the poems to music pieces, took audiences to a dialogue with Tu, who died of leprosy at the age of 28. In addition, the audiences had a chance to enjoy lullabies from the central city of Hue and several northern provinces in Vietnam. Camille Huyen and Waltherr Giger are said to have spent two years preparing for the performance that is expected to be repeated in the coming 2010 Hue Festival.... [read more]
The event, held under the auspices of Wallisellen township’sauthorities, was to mark the 70 th death anniversary of the talented poet.During the 2-hour performance, overseas Vietnamese singer Camille Huyenand guitarist Waltherr Giger, who himself set the poems to music pieces, tookaudiences to a dialogue with Tu, who died of leprosy at the age of 28.In addition, the audiences had a chance to enjoy lullabies from thecentral city of Hue and several northern provinces in Vietnam . CamilleHuyen and Waltherr Giger are said to have spent two years in preparing for theperformance that is expected to be repeated in the coming…... [read more]
As the only Vietnamese representative at the "Authors for Nepal" auction, the opening bid for the collection was set at US$30.7. The auction sale price will be finalised in a couple of days.The collection consists of 52 poems written in Vietnamese and English, which were among the most favourite brain-children of the poet.Mai has received various domestic awards and her works have been translated into many languages, including English, French, Spanish, German and Cebu.The proceeds from the auction will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross.The "Authors for Nepal" campaign is modelled on earlier fundraising efforts, such…... [read more]
At the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony opening the fair, Vietnamese trade counselor Nguyen Van Mui and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal toured the Vietnamese pavilions which featured an array of construction materials, plastics, leatherette, food, spices, and handicraft products.Trade counselor Mui told PM Sellal that Vietnamese companies are specifically keen on partnering with Algerian companies in such fields as infrastructure, housing, consumer goods products, and aquaculture.He highlighted the results of fruitful bilateral trade ties in recent years, noting that last year’s two-way trade turnover reached over US$280 million, up 37% compared to the figure recorded in 2012.In the first four…... [read more]
On display were nearly 200 paintings by Thirasak Wongcumnan, Somyot Kumsang, Suwit Jaipom and Direk Kingnok, showing Vietnam’s typical architecture in the past and at present.The exhibition, entitled “Vietnamese architecture – Then and now” is focused on ancient architecture styles in all three regions of Vietnam illustrated through Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university) in Hanoi in the north, pagodas and ancient royal tombs of Hue city in the centre, and the post office building in Ho Chi Minh City in the south.As 2012 is the year of dragon in the lunar calendar, artists…... [read more]
The beauty of Vietnam’s tourist destinations has been introduced on the official website of US fashion retailer Free People. “For our March catalog photo shoot, The Free People team travelled to Vietnam and soaked in the beauty of its big cities and small villages. We wanted to share our wonderful journey with you,” Free People wrote on its website www.freepeople.com/whats-new-march-travelogue Besides making a catalog, Free People also created a travelogue featuring pictures and videos capturing the team’s trip to places across the country. “We had the most amazing time in Vietnam and hope that this travelogue inspires you to take…... [read more]