Wednesday, May 03, 2006

7pm, Thursday, 4 May: Parasol Unit, London N1

Linh Dinh and Simon Smith

Linh Dinh is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House (Seven
Stories Press, 2000) and Blood and Soap (Seven Stories Press, 2004) as well
as three books of poems, All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish, 2003),
American Tatts (Chax, 2005), and Borderless Bodies (Factory School, 2005).
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
others. He is currently living in Norwich as David T.K. Wong Fellow at the
University of East Anglia.

Simon Smith’s new publication is Mercury (Salt Publications), published in
March, 2006. His two previous full-length books are Reverdy Road (Salt
Publications, 2003) and Fifteen Exits (Waterloo Press, 2001). He was a
judge of the National Poetry Competition in 2004.

The readings are organized and introduced by Barry Schwabsky and are free
to the public. Previous readers include Tim Atkins, Guy Bennett, Kelvin
Corcoroan, Mark Ford, Lee Harwood, Vincent Katz, Redell Olsen, Anthony
Rudolf, and John Seed. The next reading will take place on Tuesday, 23 May
with Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski.

Parasol Unit is located at 14 Wharf Road, London N1, near the Old Street
and Angel tube stations.

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