Born in a small North Vietnamese village in 1973, Nguyen Phan Que Mai is the author of three poetry collections and translator of six. Her literary awards include the Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, First Prize in a poetry about Hanoi competition from Vietnam’s Literature Newspaper and Hanoi Radio & Television, and the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award from the Hanoi Union of Literature & Arts Associations, among others. Her poems have been featured at major international poetry festivals including the First Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival; the Qinghai International Poetry Festival; and the International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia. Que Mai is the Honorary Fellow of Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
ARTICLES FEATURING NGUYEN
A Global Poetry for Troubled Times
"The Secret of Hoa Sen" is a dark, gritty, sentimental collection from one of Vietnam's foremost contemporary poets, Nguyen Phan Que Mai....