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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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US-Army's-CAREER-FOCUSED-OPPORTUNITIES-flyer--Jersey-City








[Across the street from James J. Ferris High School]



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Horseshoe-over-door--Jersey-City










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MARC-ANTHONY-and-poem-for-dead-soldier-son--Jersey-City











MARC-ANTHONY-and-poem-for-dead-soldier-son--Jersey-City-(detail)








Judging by the Marc Anthony image, it's a Puerto Rican family. The poem is for the dead soldier, "Son of Teté." It compares him to a particularly bright star that has been "robbed from us," yet will shine forever on the "path through this life of those who will never forget you. Rest in Peace."



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Loew's-Jersey-Theatre-in-6-14--Jersey-City








[Loew's]



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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KEEP-OUT-in-6-14--Jersey-City










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Astor-Bar--Jersey-City








[6/23/14]



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CHINESE-AFGHANI-HALAL-FOOD--Jersey-City










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Friday, August 22, 2014

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Old-man-on-sidewalk-with-head-down-in-6-14--Jersey-City










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Journal-Square-Pub-in-6-14--Jersey-City-2








[Journal Square Pub]



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Journal-Square-Pub-in-6-14--Jersey-City








[Journal Square Pub]



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Golden-Cicada-in-7-14--Jersey-City-2








[Golden Cicada]



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Golden-Cicada-in-7-14--Jersey-City








[Golden Cicada]



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Lo-mein-at-Golden-Cicada--Jersey-City








[Golden Cicada]



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Karaoke-at-Golden-Cicada--Jersey-City-4








[Terry Tan, owner of Golden Cicada]



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Karaoke-at-Golden-Cicada--Jersey-City-2








[Golden Cicada Tavern]



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Karaoke-at-Golden-Cicada--Jersey-City








[Golden Cicada Tavern]



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Man-sleeping-inside-Port-Authority-in-7-14--New-York








[Inside Port Authority]



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Man-sleeping-outside-Port-Authority-in-7-14--New-York








[Outside Port Authority]



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Man-sleeping-in-front-of-closed-store-near-Times-Square-in-7-14--New-York










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Woman-sleeping-next-to-Wells-Fargo-ATM-in-7-14--New-York










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Change-Your-Water--Pasco










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When the stock market crashed in 2008, my friend, Aslim, lost $146,000, his life saving, and also his house. Unchastened, he's continued to invest in stocks with the little he earns selling purses at a shopping mall kiosk, a business that's gone down considerably. Like a lunatic, Aslim spends most of his waking hours jotting down the changes in his stocks nearly minute-by-minute, as if there's any intelligible pattern to decipher. Even with fresh losses, he has repeatedly declared himself an "expert," while at other times, he's so in despair, his eyes redden. Below, I reproduce a few pages of Alim's foolish jotting. He has reams and reams of these. The first image is a detail.

(I've also written about Aslim in this 2013 poem and 2010 article.)









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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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If-You-See-Something-Say-Something-in-7-14--Albany










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Union-Station's-concourse-with-large-flag-in-7-14--Chicago










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Life-is-short-ENJOY-YOUR-RIDE--Milwaukee










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NEW-FASHION--St-Paul










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TMS-STAFFING-JOBS-APPLY-NOW--St-Paul










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About Me

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.