Searching for the Lost Eden

Hoàng Linh 

In summer 1988, Mr. “easy-to-sob” Thao arrived in the Promised Land, the United States, at the age that was long past his “self-established” thirty. In those early days, when he went to church to attend a Sunday Mass, the tough, old, female gossip mongers often glanced at his wrinkled pants and sarcastically mocked,” Look at this filthy fellow, he appears to be educated! But at his age, his having neither a house, a degree, nor a job… makes him suitable only to […]

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PLEASE, SPEAK FOR ME

To Dr. Nguyen Dan Que Please,speak for me It’s time Not to accept darkness As the sun Not to see dead leaves As an image of spring Please,speak for me The flower of love Never blooms from a gun’s barrel The fruit of hatred Always rots the Motherland Please, speak for me Ten years of prison The blood of freedom Still flows in the soul Please,speak for me Another prison term Actually adds oil To freedom’s toils Please,speak for me Please,speak for us Please,speak […]

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PEN Turkey: An Invitation to Children to Create Paintings Related to Peace

1 February 2018   Dear PEN Int’l, Writers for Peace Committee, and sister PEN Centres, Despite all odds, all PEN members insist on wishing -and working for-  a year of justice and peace, free of hatred and violence. We take the liberty of initiating a joint project that will invite children to create paintings related to peace. Last year the Nazım Hikmet Foundation and PEN Turkey joined forces for this project. We are happy to invite all PEN Centres to encourage the children to whom […]

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1000-Day Poetic Project: An Ode celebrating the Vietnamese Destiny

VĂN BÚT VIỆT NAM HẢI NGOẠI VIETNAMESE ABROAD  PEN  CENTRE Hiển dương những Tiếng Nói của Lương Tâm và các Tiếng Lòng Vang Vọng của người Việt Nam khắp thế giới Promote the Voices of Conscience and the Echoes of Compassion of Vietnamese across the Globe www.PENVietNam.org January 17, 2018 PRESS RELEASE 1000-Day Poetic Project: An Ode celebrating the Vietnamese Destiny HS: 2018/TT/01/01E The 1000-Day Poetic Project is pursued by the Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre to create an Ode celebrating the Vietnamese endeavor.  This […]

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