Forbidden poetry in Vietnam

“Vietnamese poetry is created through the left cerebral hemisphere; it knows what it is doing”, writes the author and literary critic Kristoffer Leandoer about the state of Vietnamese poetry today. Below we present poems written by three critical voices in Vietnam today: Bùi Chát, Lý Doi and Anh Anh.

"Why are you following me?"

The Swedish PEN received a letter in May from the pseudonym ”Danlambao”, who wanted to tell us about the state of freedom of speech in Vietnam and one writer in particular, Bui Chat. You can read the whole letter here. It illustrates Swedish PEN's work in practice. 


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