Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire]

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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Coca Cola add and Greek capital--Vung Tau










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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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THE SAUSAGE FACTORY--Vung Tau








Its Australian owner was a tank driver during the Vietnam War.



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Ants on food--Vung Tau










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Reading “Dạy Con” in Vung Tau,

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Reading “Lòng Lợn” in Vung Tau,

as filmed by Hai-Dang Phan:



















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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Cafe at Le Lai and Ba Cu--Vung Tau 2










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Cafe at Le Lai and Bo Cu--Vung Tau










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High rises going up by Saigon River--Saigon










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CALIFORNIA FITNESS n YOGA--Saigon










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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Pho Le--Saigon










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never go to bed angry--Saigon










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Hai-Dang Phan and Bui Chat--Saigon









Poets Hai-Dang Phan and Bui Chat



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Monday, October 16, 2017

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With Nguyen Quoc Chanh in Saigon. It's the first time I've seen my close friend in a decade. Photo by poet Hai-Dang Phan.



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Going postal in the Old Quarters

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Once the most traditional and charming part of Hanoi, it has been turned into a touristy theme park. Photo and video by Hai-Dang Phan.



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Caught in the act by grace pt tran at around 2AM

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American flag with eagle--Hanoi











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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.