About the Author and Photographer
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Book Description from the Publisher's WebsitePoet Truong Tran and photographer Chung Hoang Chuong explore issues of identity and culture between through the use of fragments in both the literary and visual arts. Combining the visions of two generations of Vietnamese Americans working in two different artistic mediums, the book attempts to address the complexities of the immigrant identity, that of those at the crossing of two cultures. Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Fiction Category.
Background on the Author and PhotographerTruong Tran was born in 1969 in Saigon, Vietnam. He received his education at The University Of California, Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. His accomplishments as a poet include fellowships from the Arts Council of Santa Clara, The California Arts Council and The Creative Work Fund Grant. His poems have been published in numerous literary journals including ZYZZYVA, The American Voice, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, and ACM (Another Chicago Magazine). Truong lives in San Francisco where he currently works as a copywriter.
Placing the Accents, his first collection of poems (scheduled for publication in September of 1999), explores the duality of being Vietnamese American and the fragmentation of self as result of this dual existence. In The Book of Perceptions, Truong continues the exploration of fragments as a means of further developing this metapoem of the hyphenated identity. Combining the visions of two generations of Vietnamese Americans working in two different artistic mediums, the book attempts (further address the complexities of the immigrant identity, that of those at the crossing of two cultures.
Chung Hoang Chuong is currently the director of the Vietnamese American Studies Center at San Francisco State University. As a photographer and videographer, Chuong received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of San Francisco. His work has been exhibited at the Focus Gallery in San Francisco, The Asian Resource Gallery in Oakland and the Phoenix Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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