Linh Dinh translates Thanh Thao

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Linh Dinh is the author of two collections of stories, "Fake House" (Seven Stories Press 2000) and "Blood and Soap" (Seven Stories Press 2004), and a book of poems, "All Around What Empties Out" (Tinfish 2003). His work has been anthologized in "Best American Poetry 2000," "Best American Poetry 2004," and "Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present," among other places. He is also the editor of the anthologies "Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam" (Seven Stories Press 1996) and "Three Vietnamese Poets" (Tinfish 2001).

Linh Dinh interviewed by Matthew Sharpe, Brooklyn Rail:

Linh Dinh profiled in Philadelphia City Paper:

Linh Dinh reads and discusses his books on Cross-Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz:

Linh Dinh's "Blood and Soap" reviewed in Village Voice:

Linh Dinh's "Blood and Soap" reviewed in Philadelphia Inquirer:

Thanh Thao was born in 1946 in Quang Ngai and now lives in Hanoi, where he works as a journalist. He participated in the 35th Poetry International Festival of Rotterdam in 2004, where his poems were translated into Dutch. English translations of his poems have appeared in the webzine, Octopus: