Postcards from the End of America

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Hinsdale, Montana

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Since you ask, I’d say we’re hard working,
Don’t care for surface and trusting. Here,
Your words are like the words of God.
If you lie once, people will remember.

Our town did well during the Vietnam War
Because of the Glasgow Air Force Base.
That’s where I met my husband, by the way.
We used to have three bars, two grocery stores,
Two hotels and even a car dealership. Now,
There are just Stoughie’s Bar and Grill and a
New coffee shop, Sweet Memories. We’re down
To 217 people, and everyone’s white except
For five Indians and two Mexicans.
Also, farming isn’t what it used to be.

Our big social event of the year is the
Street dance, BBQ, high school reunion
And rodeo around the Fourth of July.
A country band would play, but mostly
We just visit each other and chatter.
You can fish for walleyes in the Milk River.

My mother is 90. When she graduated
From high school, her class had 110 kids.
Mine only had 12, and this year’s seniors
Were just four girls and a boy. There was
Another boy, but he died in a car crash.





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Thursday, August 28, 2014

BLACK WHITE PDF

In late September, I'll go to Iowa, so there'll be lots of photos from that state. In the meantime, I need to slow down a bit to take care of a few practical matters. On the way to Iowa, I'd like to stop at a few places, and you can make this more possible by making a donation. If you send at least $12, you'll get the BLACK WHITE PDF, with its 72 photographs going back to 2009. Some sample pages:



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[Images in the PDF can be made much bigger than above, and will also be clearer. For those who're adverse to PayPal, here's my street address: Linh Dinh / 1124 E. Passyunk Ave. #4 / Philadelphia, PA 19147. Please do include your email address, so I can send you the PDF. Many thanks!]








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* Thanks for a $30 donation from Lexington, KY. BLACK WHITE and Occupy PDFs have been sent!






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[After midnight outside The Gallery shopping mall in Center City, Philadelphia.]



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[After midnight outside The Gallery shopping mall in Center City, Philadelphia.]



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PRIVACY-AT-A-PREMIUM-on-8-28-14--Italian-Market











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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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[Across the street from James J. Ferris High School]



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Judging by the Marc Anthony image, it's a Puerto Rican family. The poem is for the dead soldier, "Son of Teté." It compares him to a particularly bright star that has been "robbed from us," yet will shine forever on the "path through this life of those who will never forget you. Rest in Peace."



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Loew's-Jersey-Theatre-in-6-14--Jersey-City








[Loew's]



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Friday, August 22, 2014

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[Journal Square Pub]



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[Journal Square Pub]



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[Golden Cicada]



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[Golden Cicada]



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Lo-mein-at-Golden-Cicada--Jersey-City








[Golden Cicada]



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[Terry Tan, owner of Golden Cicada]



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[Golden Cicada Tavern]



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About Me

Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy and England. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), 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 Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, among other places. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013), and translator of Night, Fish and Charlie Parker, the poetry of Phan Nhien Hao (2006). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. 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, Reykjavik, Toronto and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.