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All around what empties out
Dinh, Linh, 1963-
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Honolulu, Hawaiʹi : Subpress ; Kāneʹohe, Hawaiʹi : Tinfish Press, [2003]

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1 volume (unpaged) ; 22 cm
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Drunkard boxing -- A small triumph over lassitude -- A glass of water.
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PS3554.I494 A55 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Given that there are two kinds of readers in English, those who are passionate fans of the poetry of Linh Dinh and those who have yet to read his writing, ALL AROUND WHAT EMPTIES OUT is a major event, too long overdue. These are works without waste, with the driest sense of humor and, throughout, an underlying feel for the pain of living that calls to mind Kathy Acker as much as Kafka"--Ron Silliman. Lihn Dinh is the author of a collection of stories, Fake House (Seven Stories Press 2000). Published by Subpress/A'A Arts/Tinfish.

Author Notes

Artist and writer Linh Dinh was born in Saigon in 1963, came to the United States in 1975, and after 24 years returned to live in Ho Chi Minh City in 1998.

Dinh is the author of a chapbook of poems, "Drunkard Boxing" (Singing Horse Press, 1998), and the editor of a short story anthology, "Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam" (Seven Stories Press, 1996). In 1993, he was the recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust fellowship for his poetry. His stories, poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in recent issues of the "Threepenny Review", "New American Writing", "Chicago Review", "Sulfur", "Denver Quarterly", "American Poetry Review", "New York Stories", and "Volt", among other journals. His prose poem, "The Most Beautiful Word," has been anthologized in "Best American Poetry 2000".

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Following up on the short stories of Fake House, Linh Dinh compiles three coveted, lacerating chapbooks in All Around What Empties Out. From the hilarious and horrific rhetorical questions of "Drunkard Boxing" ("My hump for your glasses?") to the withering stanzas and paragraphs of "A Small Triumph Over Lassitude" ("wildlife frolicking at ground level") and the definitely half full "A Glass of Water" ("Baby I'm not a dictionary bloated I-Ching"), the cover's translucent toilet seat is just the beginning. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved