I have just started to the haiku collection I wrote mostly in March 2015, during my life changing return to Viet Nam, 35 years after fleeing as a child refugee. It is called Tales of an Expat Tourist.
This is the backgrounder to the collection on my poetry blog. It has a link to the first of 62 haiku in the collection, with notes to give more information on its subject matter, as will be done with all subsequent haiku in the collection.
If you like poetry, very personal travelogue style writings, Viet Nam and/or Vietnamese culture, I hope you will give it a read. Thank you.
This past winter, I entered the CBC Literary Awards competition for Creative Nonfiction. In short, it’s a contest for style of how you tell a real story in 1500 words or less. The Long List was recently announced and I wasn’t on it, which meant I can now share it here with you! Entries published anywhere until now would have been disqualified from the competition.
This event had an impact on something in my near future at the time of writing, on which I contemplated and which has since passed. In a few days, I will post the follow-up to my contemplation at the story’s end.
I hope you’ll like it and thanks for reading.🙂
Every once in a while, I try something new on the Internet and it sticks with me to become a part of my life. The most recent one is Spotify online music streaming and I just wanted to share my set of playlists with anyone who might care for it, or check out Spotify for themselves. Wi-fi, especially free wi-fi, is widely available in a lot of places these days, so it’s like being able to take some music libraries with you anywhere you go. That could be the entire Spotify catalogue you’d have access to, or just your own playlists (or others’ playlists you can follow as part of your library.