My main computer is still down from the virus, so no new photos until tonight, at the earliest. There are still many images from my 15 hours in Washington. I must have walked 20 miles in DC. After getting on the Greyhound at 4AM, I got back to Philly at 7:25 or so, and from the station, hobbled 1 1/2 mile home because my damn feet hurted so bad. As Yogi Berra would say, I ain't as young as I used to be.
Postcards from the End of America
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Last night outside the Convention Center, about 100 people protested Netanyahu's visit. We could see congressmen and senators going in to kowtow to Bibi. Roughly two thirds of the protesters were Jewish. There was singing in Hebrew and a bit of dancing, including Jews and Palestinians dancing together. Some AIPAC members engaged in shouting matches with protesters, and a few gave us the finger.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Ali Razeen is giving me a ride to Washington, so I'll be there from around 1PM until 4AM in the morning. Who knows if a Postcard will result, but there will at least be photos. Many thanks to all those who have sent me money. Without you, I wouldn't be able to do any of this. Cheers!--Linh
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Giordano's in the Italian Market, my neighborhood. The guy in photo is Vietnamese, however. He said to me in English, "Are you from the FBI?" Then, to his coworkers, "Hey, this guy's from the FBI! Ha ha!"
I've lived in the Italian Market for about 12 years altogether. There is no neighborhood on earth I know better than this one, but here's the thing, I still don't really know it.
Of the Giordanos, I'm only acquainted with Felix. An artist, he's somewhat of a black sheep in the family. Felix studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at the same time as David Lynch. At some point nearly every day, Felix will show up in the Friendly Lounge at 8th and Washington.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
OK, guys and gals, do help me out here if you can afford it. For any donation of at least $20, I'll send you this new PDF, READ. Granted, some of the images are recycled from other PDFs, but they are presented in a new context. Sample pages are below, but in the PDF, they will be much bigger.
If you'd rather have a PDF of my upcoming book of poems, A Mere Rica, just say so and I'll send you that. If you're in the US and have a PayPal account, you can save me the fee deduction by sending money directly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, a reader expressed his aversion of PayPal, so this is my address: 1124 E. Passyunk Ave. #4 / Philadelphia, PA 19147. Many thanks!--Linh
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- Linh Dinh
- Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy and England. 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 Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, among other places. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013), and translator of Night, Fish and Charlie Parker, the poetry of Phan Nhien Hao (2006). 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, Reykjavik, Toronto and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.