MYAN's first Vietnamese-English bilingual poetry book contains a selection of more than 40 poems she has written over the past 20 years about love, existence and time. The book was published in June 2021, then presented via two poetry reading events in Hoi An ( February 2022), and in Hanoi (March 2022).
“Laconic, thoughtful, with startling associations, many poems in The tick-tocks, the moments make us think of the Japanese tanka. MYAN has used form as a message…” – Ngô Tự Lập. What can the message be? “Sadness of life”, “uncertainty of art”, “paradox of love”, “fragility of time”, or “appreciation of the present, cherishing existence"...?