Chieu Anh Nguyen is the pen name of Ms. Nguyễn Chiêu Anh Phượng, a young poet and activist currently living and working in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. Her poems appear consistently in Vietnamese literary magazines and websites. She is the author of two collections of poetry: C.A.N. (Writers’ Association Press, 2010) and Gió (forthcoming).
For Chieu Anh Nguyen, poetry has been her way of expressing her feelings; feelings of contempt towards the regime in which she lives, as well as feelings of shame for not always daring to speak and write what she truly feels. We spoke to her about that struggle and much more. Full interview coming soon!