Many thanks for a $25 contribution from a repeat donor in Lisburn, Northern Ireland!
I hope to go to Maine before too long. A reader wrote me, "You say it's been a long time since you've been to Maine - if you should wish to visit again, we offer you living in a rural home a few miles from Belfast, where we raise our own food and heat with woodfire (in a stove). Belfast might offer a tale worth telling, it has stayed about the same population for more than 2 centuries. My family has lived here in the same house since the 1700's. In my lifetime, 85 years, I have seen the place move from a place of extreme poverty (The Depression) to a yuppie, flatlander population motivated by the 'arts', upward livingstyle,and a coastal village for yachts and international mariners. COME SEE!"
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
- Linh Dinh
- 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 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 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). 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, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.