the release of Linh Dinh’s new book, American Tatts, today. If you can wade through the sauna that is NYC today, come on over @ 6PM!
NARROW HOUSE RECORDINGS presents:
Linh Dinh, Amy King, Lauren Bender, & Brian Evenson
Also celebrating the release of AMERICAN TATTS by Linh Dinh from CHAX Press!
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 […]. Linh Dinh looks at the world with the clearest eyes imaginable, a walking example of the role of the real at the heart of the surreal. — Ron Silliman
Reading Linh Dinh is a tonic and a revelation. His poems might have taken off the top of Dickinson’s head, and then some. Linh Dinh raids and reinvents the language with an ardor ordering on delirium. — Rachel Loden
The Death Of English
It stang me to sang of such thang:
This language, like all others, will be deep fried,
Will die, then be reborn as another tongue
Sloshed in too many mouths. What of
“That kiff joint has conked me on a dime”?
“Them cedars, like quills, writing the ground”?
It’s all japlish or ebonics, or perhaps Harold Bloom’s
Boneless hand fondling a feminist’s thigh.
–from American Tatts
The Bowery Poetry Club
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F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.