Manoa, vol. 14, no. 1 (2002): Two Rivers

Two Rivers cover imagePresented by Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing

Two Rivers

New fiction, poetry, and essays from Vietnamese and Vietnamese American writers.

Guest-edited by Kevin Bowen and Nguyen Ba Chung.

Editor’s Note, ix


The Long Road Home: Exile, Self-Recognition, and Reconstruction, 34
Nguyen Ba Chung

Hilario, El Carretero del Barrio, 62
Virgil Suárez

Mad Dog: The Legend of Chinese Poet Guo Lusheng, 105
Zhang Lijia

Our Hands Shall Embrace: A Eulogy for Trinh Cong Son, 152
Frank Gerke


Coming Full Circle: A Conversation with Nguyen Duy, 100
Nguyen Ba Chung


Fire, 1
Andrew Lam

A Day in the Life, 22
Mike Ngo

A Strange Letter, 30
Linh Dinh

Esbjerg, on the Coast, 56
Juan Carlos Onetti

Rivers, 70
Nguyen Qui Duc

Catching Clams at Lake Isabella, 85
Phung Nguyen

from War Child, 120
Christian Langworthy

from A Year without Sleep, 130
George Evans

The Self-Portrait, 139
Nguyen Minh Chau

Better Homes and Gardens, 171
Viet Thanh Nguyen


Three Poems, 14
Hoang Lien

Two Poems, 17
Du Tu Le

from dust and conscience (book of the familiar), 20
Truong Tran

Three Poems, 45
Barbara Tran

ventriloquist, 52

Three Poems, 54
Lam Thi My Da

Coded Message, 65
John McKernan

Three Poems, 68
Leonard Nathan

from The Time Tree, 91
Huu Thinh

Four Poems, 93
Mai Thao

Three Poems, 96
Do Kh.

from Mount Paektu, 115
Ko Un

Three Poems, 133
Le Bi

Four Poems, 134
Phan Nhien Hao

Two Poems, 138
Tran Tien Dung

from Foreeel, 161

Selling Out at the Top of the World, 168
Joseph Millar

About the Contributors, 181