This is a collection of English verse translations of poems written by authors of Vietnamese origin living nearly all over the world.


We wish to introduce their works and culture to dear readers.


You will find in this anthology 146 poems by 81 Vietnamese of both sexes and of various ages settling in the USA, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, and Vietnam.


The authors are not only individuals, strangers, of a different race; but, as human beings, reading their writings might suggest to widen our knowledge, to discover, learn about, and sympathetically share their situation, somewhat our very own human condition.


We hope that this might be a modest part in promoting communication and understanding between nations.