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Monday, December 19, 2011

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Anti-gun-billboards-near-Fenway--Boston










These billboards are graphically compelling, but placed parallel to a freeway, they're more or less illegible to speeding motorists.


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2 comments:

Matt said...

True-- but they are parallel to a major pedestrian walkway to Fenway Park; though maybe I'm being too generous. (Or again-- I-90 comes to a grinding halt in both directions at rush hour every day!)

I have never written to you before so if you happen to come across this wayward comment-- thank you for your essays (which I read through CP) which for me are simulataneously fertile and incisive, patient and outraged.

Linh Dinh said...

Thanks, Matt, I'm glad you like the essays. As for the billboards, I've never seen them on game days, so didn't realize they weren't more or less useless. I've got to get to Boston more often...

Cheers!

Linh

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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 a non-fiction book, Postcards from the End of America (2017), two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), six of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007), Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009) and A Mere Rica (2017), 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). 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.