Fake, imitation, or false
A poetic form originating in Japan, consisting of a section of prose poetry that concludes in a haiku
A current of water that flows upstream, in a circular fashion, around an obstacle
"Dear Lan," a reference to Ocean's mother in Vuong's "My Father Writes from Prison"
"How are you? Where are you now? I miss you and my son. Further," a series of questions which bleed into English in Vuong's "My Father Writes from Prison"
A type of tropical tree that is cultivated for its fiber, or floss
"There is nothing like rice and fish, just like there is nothing like the mother and her child."
Nicknames for two different types of attack helicopters used in the Vietnam War
Someone who travels off the designated path; also a dated term for a guerilla combatant
Different chemicals used in nail salons
"Grandmother", or "granny"
A person who is partly of Asian or Pacific Islander descent
A chemical weapon used by the United States against Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War
Loose military clothing or soldiers' uniforms
Another word for the Viet Cong and Northern Vietnamese Communist forces, used primarily during the Vietnam War
A townhouse with a sandstone facade, popular in New York
A rhetorical scheme in which the same word is repeated at the beginning of successive clauses or phrases
A rifle and firearms company
All different kinds of flowers
Tools for marine navigation
Born Michelangelo Merisi, an Italian painter of the Baroque/Early Renaissance period