When Edward Hirsch reprinted Da’s “Garden Fragrance” and “Night Harvest.” (from Six Vietnamese Poets) in his column in The Washington Post, he gave special praise to the simultaneous clarity and complexity of Da’s poetry. Now, for the first time in English, readers can enjoy a full, bilingual volume of her selected work. Many of her poems deal with her experiences during the war, but her range of themes is wide-including love, motherhood, women’s issues, and the sometimes-difficult movement into middle age.
About the Author
Born in 1949 in the south central part of Viet Nam, Lam Thi My Da spent the war in Quang Binh province, near the scene of much heavy fighting. Author of five books of poetry in Vietnamese, she is widely recognized one of the Vietnam’s major poets.