Thanks for a $25 contribution from a repeat donor in Salem, Oregon, and yesterday, another repeat donor from Knoxville sent me $50. I really appreciate all the support, yet feel terrible for wasting all this time with my virus problem. When I left DC, I was exhausted yet glad because I had caught the anti AIPAC protest, and I had also been in Anacostia, among other neighborhoods. I had a brief yet productive trip to DC, I thought, and was looking forward to uploading photos and perhaps writing a new Postcard. The gods (or perhaps the NSA) had other ideas about how I should spend the next several days, however.
A piece of good news: when Ali Razeen was here, we walked all over for nearly four days, so I have asked him to write a guest Postcard. It will be up by Sunday night.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
- 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.