Kieu Bich Hau: “All wars and conflicts in the world will stop. Love will be paid by love…”

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“I have written 22 books of prose, poetry and essay. You can find my books on Amazon, Tiki platforms,… bookshops in Vietnam, Italy, Canada, India, and the audio version on Youtube”

Please share your thoughts about the future of literature. When u start writing? Literature will develop to be a powerful creative industry. Writers will cooperate not only with artists but also with entrepreneurs. Literature come to every aspect of life, bring about the deeper and more attractive appearance and content for living things. For example, when a designer wants to make a new collection of costumes, he (she) can discuss the theme with a writer and they together create a story for the collection. The name of the collection is the title of the story which is written by the writer. By this way, the new collection of costumes will become more impressive, luxury, and attract more clients.

I started writing when I was a 6th grade pupil (12 years old). I loved reading books, especially literary books from Russia, China, France, America, and of course some wellknown works by Vietnamese authors, such as Nam Cao, Vu Trong Phung, Nguyen Tuan,… My first work was a series of ghost stories (Ghosts on that Hill) which were published in the Weekly Pioneer Teenage Newspaper.

The Good and the Bad. Who is winning in nowadays? The Good in this world for me is the Peace, Education and Health care for all, Jobs for everyone, Mutual understanding between people, Deep connecting and cooperation in all fields to develop personal ability and communal power, Sustainable production and environment care…

The Bad is the greedy willing, the fighting for positions, money, power, fame,… human rights violation.

The winners are the losers, we need to keep the balance in the challenged world. Only love, compassion, and deep connection by literature can make all of us being winners.

How many books have you written? And where can we find your books? I have written 22 books of prose, poetry and essay. You can find my books on Amazon, Tiki platforms,… bookshops in Vietnam, Italy, Canada, India, and the audio version on Youtube.

The book. E book or Hardcover book. What will be the future? We can have paperback, hard cover book, e-book also. In the future, e-book will be more popular. We can develop the e-book which include some parts of audio, film, animation, whatever we think out, we can make it real with e-book.

A wish for 2023. A phrase from your book. All wars and conflicts in the world will stop. Each one will be able to grow one young tree. Love will be paid by love…

My poem:

The divine emptiness

By Kieu Bich Hau

“Be present” (HJB)

Why we meet?

then be forced to part…

Why full moon?

then crescent moon…

Why you fill me?

then let me go

The emptiness

fills me again

The invisible tantra intimacy

reveals itself

at night

and I feel

I am the one.

I can be everyone

at day

Only the emptiness


when it’s not night or day

when I am not here or there

I am divided

to be in three worlds,

three states

Awaken to be no one

What remains

the sensation of ever Samadhi

within my stillness.

What remains

just the scent of a fresh mint leaf

that stirs my spirit

Love in moonlight

Love in sunshine

Love is source of endless energy

Love is religion of all human beings.


Author KIEU BICH HAU (from Vietnam)

Member of Vietnam Writers’ Association

Born in 1972 in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam

Executive Expert of External Affairs Office of Vietnam Writer’s Association (From 2019 until now)

Editor of NEUMA magazine of Romania, HUMANITY magazine of Russia

Ambassador of Canadian Ukiyoto publishing in Vietnam.

Now living in Hanoi, Vietnam.

6 Awards in Literature

Published 22 poetry, prose, essay books

Participate in 12 international and national literary events.