The Silent Opening and War Dreams

My poems “The Silent Opening” and “War Dreams” are included in Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, released in Fall 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company. An address to my mother, “The Silent Opening” considers the intergenerational inheritances of colonialism in French Indochina and war in Viêt Nam. Similarly, my “War Dreams” are a hybrid genre of memoir and imagination revealing the residues of war that linger beyond the spatiotemporal confines of conflict. In this groundbreaking collection, descendants of veterans and refugees confront the aftermath of war and deliver another kind of war story through poetry and prose.

  • Date: May 17, 2017

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