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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Thanks for a $50 contribution from a regular donor in Salem, OR!

OK, I'm just about out of here. Flight at 2:30PM tomorrow. After a couple of layovers, I'll land in Philly at 11:04PM. All of my replacement camera gear should be available by Saturday. Thanks to all for everything.

One of my best memories of this extended stay in Europe was the visit with Mark and Jolee Zola in Burgazada, Turkey. That was a magical day. On the island, there were all these wild dogs chasing the wild horses around. The cemetery was at the highest elevation. Jolee said, "We're going to be there!"

It is incredible that such a vibrant and beautiful country is at the heart of so much turmoil right now.

(I still have a backlog of Kiev photos, which I'll upload later.)


1 comment:

Senior Dogs Abroad said...

Linh, Well, we're very surprised and pleased to read that you so enjoyed your time with us! Of course, for us it was great to meet a writer and thinker that we've admired for some time, so we were thrilled that you could make it to our home. We hope you make it back to Europe before too long and you are of course more than welcome to come back for another visit, good beer, and most of all, stimulating discussion. We're still dreaming about the great pig meat you brought us from Germany and from which we desperately had to fight off the dogs. Take good care of yourself and have a safe trip back to Philly. J and M


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.