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Saturday, March 14, 2015



I think American teachers at all levels are very demoralized right now, but so are students and parents of students. Our entire educational system has declined so much during the last few decades.



Eyepilot13 said...

I'm a teacher. I'm ddemoralized

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Eyepilot13,

If you have time, please, please, please participate in this questionaire so we can hear more about the plight of a contemporary teacher. In Oakland a couple years ago, I met a middle school teacher and really should have interviewed her, but I missed my chance. I hear tidbits about how bad things have gotten, and I've read stuff online, but it would be invaluable to hear it directly from you.

Thanks in advance!


Linh Dinh said...

P.S. The questions are just a framework. If you feel like ignoring some and answer others of your own choosing, please feel free.


About Me

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.