Yale Vietnamese Studies Group
Council on Southeast Asia Studies
Vietnamese Student Association

An Evening of Poetry with Vietnamese Poet
Vu Quan Phuong

7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Luce Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave, Yale University

In Vietnamese with English

"Vu Quan Phuong was born in 1940. He was trained as a medical doctor, graduating with honors from the Hanoi Medical School. From 1965-1972, he worked in bombarded areas from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri giving medical treatment to victims.

For the past forty years, Vu Quan Phuong has earned his living as a writer. He has held the following positions: Chief Editor of Poetry for the Radio of Vietnam, Chief Editor of Modern Literature for the Literature Publishing House, President of the Hanoi Union of Arts and Literature Associations, Chair man of the Hanoian Newspaper, and President of Vietnam's Poetry Board. In addition, he also served one term a member of the Vietnam National Assembly (IX Session),

Since 1972, Vu Quan Phuong has conducted and facilitated more than 2,000 poetry readings and workshops, within and outside Vietnam. He regularly speaks about poetry and culture on national television and radio."

For bilingual samples of some of Vu quan Phuong's poems, click here >>