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Five Conversations between Vietnamese and American Poems

Lola Haskins, Andrea Hoa Pham


Dance with Me, the book from which these poems are drawn, is a friendship book/conversation between the cultures of the two authors, Andrea Hoa Pham and Lola Haskins. Each is a poet in her own language, Vietnamese and English respectively, and to some extent the work here illustrates clearly, even at the glance of the reader’s eye from one poem to another, the differences in the poetic language and poetic conventions available to, and chosen by, the two writers.

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