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Thursday, February 22, 2018

I've been in Cambodia since Tuesday,

and will post photos of it starting next Tuesday.









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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Graves--Ben Tre








[Vietnamese tend to bury their dead in the family's land]



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Kid at Thanh's family's house--Ben Tre








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Home cooked meal--Ben Tre








Home cooked meal: papaya with fermented prawns, rice gruel, soy sauce chicken, deep fried tilapia, rice vermicelli with pork, chicken with blood tofu.



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Fish--Ben Tre










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Cooking with wood--Ben Tre











Frying fish--Ben Tre










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Dog at Thanh's family's house--Ben Tre










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Thanh's family's house--Ben Tre 2










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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Thanh's family's house--Ben Tre











Thanh's family's house--Ben Tre (detail)










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BIA SAIGON--Ben Tre










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Variety store--Ben Tre








I had two bottles of corn milk and a can of Saigon beer for $1.50 at this store.



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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Mural of kids with traffic signs--Saigon










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CANARY PRESCHOOL--Saigon










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Phu Lam scene--Saigon











Phu Lam scene--Saigon (detail)








"A SOLID ENGLISH FOUNDATION RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING"



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CHU TICH HO CHI MINH VI DAI--Saigon








COMMEMORATING THE 88TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE VIENAMESE COMMUNIST PARTY

THE GREAT CHAIRMAN HO CHI MINH WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR OCCUPATIONS



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KY NIEM 50 NAM CUOC TONG TIEN CONG--Saigon








On the left is an ad for an anti-dandruff shampoo. On the right, "HO CHI MINH CITY COMMEMORATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENERAL OFFENSIVE AND UPRISING OF SPRING 1968."



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About Me

Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of a non-fiction book, Postcards from the End of America (2017), two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), six of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007), Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009) and A Mere Rica (2017), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.