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6 Vietnamese Poets

For many Americans, the photo­graph of naked, screaming Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm attack defined the war in Vietnam. There is no such defining image for the people of Vietnam. What image would suffice for a nation ravaged by the harsh brutality of war for much of this century? From the depths of the inexpressible this poet­ry emerges, from the silence of pain and hope that suffering evokes. Poetry remains a vital channel for the voice of the Vietnamese people, a record of their struggle, survi...

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6 Vietnamese Poets

EDITED BY NGYUEN BA CHUNG AND KEVIN BOWEN WILLIMANTIC CONNECTICUT: CURBSTONE PRESS, 2002 254 PAGES PAPERBACK: ISBN 1-880684-76-4 For many Americans, the photograph of naked, screaming Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm attack defined the war in Vietnam. There is no such defining image for the people of Vietnam. What image would suffice for a nation ravaged by the harsh brutality of war for much of this century? From the depths of the inexpressible this poetry emerges, from the silence of pain and h...