Postcards from the End of America

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Northwest Passage: Postcards from the End of America

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Don't-point-that-gun-at-Him--Center-City










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Sell-Yourself-Start-Over--Center-City










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Woman-pushing-cart-with-suitcase-on-top-outside-Greyhound-on-4-13-14--Center-City










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Five-men-outside-Market-East-station-on-4-13-14--Center-City








Outside commuter train station and across street from Greyhound.



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Man-in-Vietnam-Veterans-T-shirt-at-Market-East-on-4-13-14--Center-City










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NEW-TESTAMENT-PLAN-OF-SALVATION-given-on-train--Center-City











NEW-TESTAMENT-PLAN-OF-SALVATION-given-on-train--Center-City-(detail)








[Religious flyer had been handed to me by the lady in red hat, pictured above.]



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Michael-Amos-and-Patricia-McGinn--Bensalem-Township-2










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Michael-Amos-and-Patricia-McGinn--Bensalem-Township











Michael-Amos-and-Patricia-McGinn--Bensalem-Township-(detail)








[Stories 1, 2 and 3.]



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NESHAMINY-WORKERS-AGAINST-OUTSOURCING--Bensalem-Township










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Very-old-truck-for-sale--Bensalem-Township










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Lots-of-Love-Learning-Center--Bensalem-Township










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Neshaminy-Mall-on-4-13-14--Bensalem-Township










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Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Two-small-billboards-on-4-13-14--Bensalem-Township










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Flag-and-lottery-ad-at-gas-station--Bensalem-Township










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Ad-for-Grand-Canyon-University--Center-City










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Patriotic-bottom--Center-City










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Saturday, April 12, 2014

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United-We-Buy-It-All-on-4-12-14--South-Broad










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Man-on-ground-outside-7-Eleven--Center-City










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16th-and-Chesnut-on-4-12-14--Center-City










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Larouche-supporter-on-4-12-14--Center-City








Bob, 84-years-old, met Larouche in 1970 and has been a follower ever since, "The man is a genius!" He doesn't just pass out flyers in front of Reading Terminal, as seen here, but at Independence Hall (where he's often chased away) and the Italian Market as well, and sometimes even in Harrisburg or New York City.



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Auto-Accident-Victims-CASH-ADVANCES-ad-on-subway--Olde-City










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Friday, April 11, 2014

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CHICKEN-SPECIAL-13--Fairhill










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FOR-OUR-NATION-FOR-US-ALL--Tioga










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Store-going-out-of-business-on-4-10-14--Tioga










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KC-TAX-SERVICES--Fairhill










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INTEGRITY-MEATS--Fairhill










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TONY'S-PLACE--Fairhill










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Abandoned-buildings-on-4-10-14--Fairhill










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IGLESIA-PENTECOSTAL-SOL-DE-JUSTICIA--Fairhill










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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.