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Nhã Thuyên

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Nhã Thuyên is the author of several works of poetry and short fiction, including a full-length poetry collection in English translation, words breathe, creatures of elsewhere (Vagabond Press, 2016), translated by Kaitlin Rees. Thuyên is the cofounder and coeditor, with Rees, of the bilingual press AJAR, based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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In the ongoing fruitless search for a third-person-singular and gender-neutral term that remains both familiar and human in English, as "hắn" does in Vietnamese, the author and translator have settled on “that one