Vaan Nguyen (b. 1982)

Vaan Nguyen lives in Jaffa. In addition to publishing poetry, Vaan has worked as a television actor and on a film documentary, and as a journalist.

Her poetry has been published in Hebrew and translated into English and French. A bilingual (Hebrew/English) print edition of The Truffle Eye is available from Zephyr Press. She is part of Gerila Tarbut (Cultural Guerilla), a collective of Israeli and Palestinian poets, artists and activists.

Poetry International bio and links page

Sitting with Strangeness: A Conversations with Adriana X. Jacobs — 2017 TLV1

Vaan Nguyen’s poetry collection The Truffle Eye — 2020 TLV1

“Where are you from: The poetry of Vaan Nguyen” by A.X. Jacobs can be found at Academia

The poet reads her own work (Hebrew) —

Translator Adriana X. Jacobs reads “Nomad Poem” (English) —

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