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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ronnie Berg

organized a wonderful photo contest to raise money for my upcoming Northwest trip. The final amount came to $535! This will certainly help me on my travel. I was supposed to pick one winner but I couldn't decide, it was too hard, so below are some samples of the photos taken. I urge you to visit the contest website itself, however. As you can see, the reality that I obsessively depict can be seen by us all, if only we would look beyond the media-abetted sheen. So thank you, Ronnie, and all the photographers, and also to Craig Swank for his contribution.

Detroit by Emily Swank

Ronnie--Jacksonville 2
Jacksonville, FL by Ronnie Berg

by Denise Crenshaw

Jeff--Canyon City
CaƱon City, CO by Jeffrey Swank

Denver, CO by James Swank

Emily--Detroit 2
Detroit, MI by Emily Swank

Homer--Wheat Ridge
Wheat Ridge, CO by Homer Swank

Denver, CO by Janet Swank

Jacksonville, FL by Eric Berg

Greeley, CO by Bill Schneider

Ronnie--Florida News
by Ronnie Berg


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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 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 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). 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, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.