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About the Author
Truong Tran was born in Vietnam. In 1975 he immigrated with his family to the San Francisco Bay Area. Truong has received several poetry fellowships, and his poems have been published in literary journals such as ZZYZZYVA, The American Voice, and Poetry East. The author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Truong currently lives in San Francisco.
Ann Phong was born in Vietnam. In 1981 she escaped Vietnam by boat, and after living for a year in refugee camps in the Philippines and Malaysia, she settled in Southern California. Ann has shown her work in galleries and museums in the U.S. and abroad. She currently teaches art at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
"Phong's richly colored, double-page acrylic paintings capture both the child's dislocation in the strange crowds and the contrast between the two worlds she knows." -- Reviewer "Booklist"
"Phong's market and street scenes put readers into authentic settings. She captures Saigon's street life perfectly with her portrayal of a boy carrying a steaming bowl of noodles across a street while traffic dances around him." -- Reviewer "The Sacramento Bee"