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Monday, September 5, 2016


Woman in wheelchair beneath large flag--Center City



LJansen said...

Hi, Linh. The only security that flag will get him is protection from the sun rays (if he is lucky). These pics brought the phrase "wretched of the earth" to mind. Of course, I have no idea if they are, as appearances can be deceiving but ... Maybe they all have the woman's positive mind, positive vibes, positive life attitude. Linda

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Linda,

The dark entrance goes down into a vast subway concourse, and right on the first landing, I've often seen some wretched person sleeping. Considering the homeless often use this entrance as a bathroom, it can get pretty foul.

This is half a block from City Hall.


w2no koe said...

Philadelphia use to be a great place to work and live. One South Board Street was a wonderful area nearly 40 years ago. Now look at it!


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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.