Đặng Thân’s poetry collection OM [Other Moments] is a joyful hymn to love and life. At times humorous, at times philosophical, it offers the reader a “poetry feast” full of awe and wonder in which Thân pays tribute to his mother, his Vietnam, and all of us.
— Hélène Cardona, American award-winning poet, author
of Life in Suspension, and Dreaming My Animal Selves
Open OM [Other Moments] to its rich surface beauty of the natural and physical world, and discover a thinking person's delight in complexity and fun. This collection is from one of Vietnam's best contemporary writers.
—Elizabeth Marino, American Latina poet,
author of Debris: Poems & Memoir, and Ceremonies
Đặng Thân appears right here and now and raises an extraordinary voice. An artist of unique originality. In terms of poetry, Đặng Thân is a connoisseur of subtle sense of sounds.
—Đặng Anh Đào, Vietnamese Professor of Literature
Đặng Thân's poetry slips on the tongue provocatively. The coming together of the rhythms and shapes of his words are sublime for the foreign ear. A truly transcultural moment.
— Julie-Anne Boudreau, Canadian expert in transculture
Đặng Thân is successful in using connotation and black humour language to deal with real problems. He's created his own poetic style named “phạc-nhiên”, and captured the musicality in a natural language that proves himself to be an unsurpassable talent.
—Xiang Yang, renowned Taiwanese poet and winner