The Time Tree

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ISBN 978-1-880684-69-6
Publication Date
January 2003
Page Count
192 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

The Time Tree

Selected Poems of Huu Thinh
Huu Thinh

The Time Tree is a collection of poems by Huu Thinh, a poet born into poverty and tempered in the crucible of war, who devoted himself to rigorous study to become one of the leading intellectuals and poets of Vietnam.
About the Author

H?u Th?nh was born into a Confucian farming family in 1942 in Vinh Phue province, Vietnam. During the Vietnam-American War he served as a tank driver and later as a journalist. He lives in Hanoi where he is a member of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Editor-in-chief of Van Nghe, and General Secretary of the Vietnam Writers' Association. He has published a dozen books of poetry and prose to critical acclaim. 

George Evans has published five collections of poetry in the US and England, and received writing fellowships from the NEA, Lannan Foundation, and California Arts Council. He edited the popular national contemporary poetry and arts project Streetfare Journal, and has translated the poetry of Huu Thinh and Daisy Zamora. He lives in San Francisco. 

Nguyen Qui Duc is a Vietnamese American radio broadcaster, writer, editor, and translator. He lived in the United States from 1975 to 2006. Currently, he lives in Hanoi. 

"These translations preserve what must be the Vietnamese delicacy and power of H?u Th?nh's work. How important it is for American poets and readers to hear this music and this life." —Grace Paley, author of Begin Again: Collected Poems


"I loved these poems: beautiful and heartfelt. There is a fokloric quality about them that I love too." —Joan Chen, Actor & Director