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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Video: Monkey Business, Japan/America Writers' Dialogue

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On Saturday, Asia Society presented two separate panel discussions, featuring prominent Japanese and foreign literary figures, in celebration of the publication of the sixth edition of Monkey Business, a cutting edge literary journal comprised of new writing from Japan.

The first conversation featured Linh Dinh and Mieko Kawakami and is moderated by Roland Kelts, and the second discussion featured Hideo Furukawa and Rebecca Brown and is moderated by Ted Goosen. Motoyuki Shibata, a founding editor of Monkey Business, introduced the participants.

Watch the above video for a complete presentation of both panel discussions.


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God Bless America on window of Pho Bang--Little Italy








Pho Bang, a Vietnamese restaurant in Little Italy. Adjacent Chinatown has been encroaching on Little Italy since the early 70's.



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Barbershop on 4-27-16--Chinatown








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Appeal for Peter Liang--Chinatown








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Gigi Li DEMOCRAT FOR STATE ASSEMBLY--Chinatown








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Thanks for a $100 contribution from repeat donors in Burgazada, Turkey!




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Images of lobsters--Chinatown








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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Tricycle on top of air conditioner--Two Bridges








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Chained tricycle--Two Bridges








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Bernie Sanders image with THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND--Lower East Side








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FEEL THE BERN on Ludlow--Lower East Side








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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.