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

Monday, July 6, 2020

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Large church in Sajik-dong o 7-6-20--Busan









[Sajik-dong]



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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much in Myeongnyun-dong--Busan









[Myeongnyun-dong]



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Large Audrey Hepburn image on hair salon's sign in Myeongnyun-dong--Busan









[Myeongnyun-dong]



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Napoleon in vestibule of Myeongnyun-dong restaurant--Busan









[Myeongnyun-dong]



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Medieval soldier with trident in Myeongnyun-dong alley--Busan









[Myeongnyun-dong]



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Muscle man on poster in Myeongnyun-dong on 7-6-20--Busan









[Myeongnyun-dong]



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SUCCESS STORY in Nampo-dong--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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Homeless man sleeping at Nampo-dong bus stop on 7-5-20--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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WARN A ABOUT THIS MUST BE MY DREAM in Nampo-dong--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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WHAT'S YOUR COLOR NERDY KEEP SOUL SEARCHING in Nampo-dong--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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Sunday, July 5, 2020

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IT'S THE FUTURE in Nampo-dong--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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People waiting to see a fortune teller in Nampo-dong on 7-5-20--Busan









Nampo-dong. They're waiting to see a fortune teller who's way more popular than the rest. No other tent had such a line.



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People consulting fortune tellers in Nampo-dong on 7-5-20--Busan









[fortune tellers in Nampo-dong]



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THE BEST TURKISH KEBAB in Nampo-dong on 7-5-20--Busan









[Nampo-dong]



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About Me

Born in Vietnam in 1963, I lived mostly in the US from 1975 until 2018, but have returned to Vietnam. I've also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of a non-fiction book, Postcards from the End of America (2017), a novel, Love Like Hate (2010), two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), and six collections of poems, with a Collected Poems apparently cancelled by Chax Press from external pressure. 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 Japanese, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in Tokyo, London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.

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