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Friday, April 10, 2015

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Living-arrangement-under-freeway-in-4-15--San-Jose-2










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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

No shortage of subjects in the South Bay, eh? Hope your family has weathered the storm. --Gordon

Swza said...

Linh.
This isn't going to end well, is it?

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Gordon and Swza,

I arrived in San Jose in 1978 and have returned many times, so I've seen it changed tremendously. There is so much money in the South Bay now and many of the people are so smug, but their bubble can't possibly last much longer. I talked to an old friend who denied there was even a drought.

Linh

Linh Dinh said...

P.S. There were two huge tent cities in San Jose, one by the airport and one near Little Saigon, but they have both been cleared.

Anonymous said...

Hey linh--did you by any chance go to San Jose High? My sister was an ESL teacher there from around 1975 to 2000. She fondly remembers all (well, most of) the Viet kids she tried to mentor.

Linh Dinh said...

No, Andrew Hill, and only for my freshman year. I also spent a couple months in Redwood City.

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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.