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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


OFF BROADWAY on 9-12-16--Camden 2



LJansen said...

Hi, Linh! Hope it was a blast. Linda

LJansen said...

Oh, wait! Today is the 14th. Well, hope it WILL BE a blast then. Linda

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Linda,

Photo was actually taken on Monday. Off Broadway Lounge is one of the very few old fashioned bars left in Camden, a wreck of a city. Once, these were in every neighborhood.

Clearly a control freak, the owner Bob has signs everywhere warning you not to do this and that. Though I had been in Off Broadway several times before, this was the first time I asked him if I could take photos. He allowed two, but I sneaked in an extra one, and I placed myself into two photos to make it look like it was just a vain act, and not documentary.

Bob is old and downtown Camden is being gentrified. Who knows how long Off Broadway will be there.



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.