Category: Vietnam

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Dreams in Matt Huynh's "Cabramatta"

It wasn’t until I started following Kristen Radtke on Twitter that I found out about Believer Magazine, a bimonthly publication that focuses on literature, arts, and culture. Radtke is the comics’ editor, and in early February she posted on Twitter about Matt Huynh’s “Cabramatta” being a National Magazine Awards finalist for Digital Innovation. When I saw this, I immediately went to Believer Magazine‘s website … Read More Dreams in Matt Huynh's "Cabramatta"

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Internalized Ideas of Beauty in Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s “Perfect in Parts”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Recently, I had the chance to read Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s new collection of short stories, The Beautiful Ones are Not Yet Born (UL Press 2018). One story that immediately caught my attention was “Perfect in Parts,” a piece that, like Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom and Frank … Read More Internalized Ideas of Beauty in Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s “Perfect in Parts”

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Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part II

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Note: You can win an autographed copy of Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith The Land South of The Clouds. Just tweet or retweet this post or next Tuesday’s post for your chance to win (make sure to tag me so I know you Tweeted it  @silaslapham). You can … Read More Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part II

Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part I

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Note: You can win an autographed copy of Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith The Land South of The Clouds. Just tweet or retweet this post or next Tuesday’s post for your chance to win (make sure to tag me so I know you Tweeted it  @silaslapham). You can … Read More Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part I

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The National Anthem and “Tinker v. Des Moines”

Last week, amidst the debates surrounding the National Anthem, a school board in Louisiana issued a statement on students and the anthem. Linking the discussion to Barksdale Air Force Base and patriotism, school Superintendent Scott Smith said, “The least Bossier Schools can do is expect our student athletes to stand in solidarity when the National Anthem is played at sporting events in honor of those … Read More The National Anthem and “Tinker v. Des Moines”

Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith on “The Land Baron’s Sun”

Last post, I wrote about Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s The Land Baron’s Sun. Today, I am sharing a recent interview I conducted with Smith. In the video above, Smith talks more about his grandfather and reads two poems from The Land Baron’s Sun. Leave a comment below by 7:00 AM CST on December 15 to be entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of … Read More Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith on “The Land Baron’s Sun”

The American Dream in Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s “The Land Baron’s Sun”

Note: Stay tuned next post for an interview with Genarao Kỳ Lý Smith on The Land Baron’s Sun!   Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s The Land Baron’s Sun: The Story of LýLoc and His Seven Wives (2014) tells Lý Loc’s story from childhood through his time in a reeducation camp after the fall of Saigon. Along with Lý Loc’s story, Smith chronicles the stories of Lý Loc’s wives, … Read More The American Dream in Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s “The Land Baron’s Sun”