30 April 2015

30 April 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon which marked the end of the war in Vietnam. Here are links to some poems inspired by this event.

‘After the Fall of Saigon’, by Walter McDonald on the LA Times website (apologies, this site has advertisements)

‘”It’s Only Rock’n’Roll, but I Like It”: The Fall of Saigon’, by David Wojahn on The Past is Still Recorded Online

‘The Fall of Saigon’, by Peter W. Owens http://fallofsaigon.org/orig/art.htm

‘Aubade with Burning City’, by Ocean Vuong Poetry Foundation website

Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhaha Lai, a verse novel published in 2011, author’s website


We have just added this new site to our original Discover War Poets website launched in 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

Please bear with us as we add more material to the site – and please do upload any of your own contributions via the Contact form.