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Linh Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1963, came to the US in1975, and has also lived in Italy and England. He is the author of twocollections of stories, (SevenStories Press 2000) and (SevenStories Press 2004), and three books of poems, (Tinfish 2003) and (Chax 2004) and Borderless Bodies(Factory School 2006). His work has been anthologized in (Scribner 2000), (Scribner 2004) and (Scribner 2003), among other places. He is also the editor of theanthologies (Seven Stories Press 1996) and (Tinfish 2001) and translator of (Tupelo 2006). waschosen by the as one of thebest books of 2004. He has been invited to read poems all over the US,and in London, Cambridge and Berlin, and his poems and stories have beentranslated into Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese. As founder andeditor of , a Philadelphialiterary journal, he published the work of poets and artists as well asanonymous "found" literature in the form of letters and journals. He ison the Philadelphia Art in City Hall Advisory Committee and is activewithin the community of Philadelphia's alternative galleries,cooperatives, and non-profit arts organizations. In addition to hiswriting and visual arts activities, Mr. Dinh acted as was Guest Curatorof the exhibit "Toys and Incense" at the Levy Gallery at Moore Collegeof Art and Design in which the role of improvisation and the play incontemporary visual art was explored.
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is acontributing editor at , where he has writtenfor more than thirty-five years, and his work has also appeared in and many other publications. He is the author of (Hal Leonard, 2005) and (Duke UniversityPress, 1998). In addition, he coedited the third editions of and (both published by Random House, 1992), and edited (Duke, 1992). He edited (Scribner, 2009). He is the coauthor of CliveDavis's autobiography, (Simon & Schuster,2013), a best-seller. He is currently writing a biographyof Lou Reed for Little, Brown. His awards include a 1988 Grammy Award inthe "Best Album Notes" category for his essay accompanying the EricClapton box set and three ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards forexcellence in writing about music. DeCurtis holds a Ph.D. in Americanliterature from Indiana University and lives in New York City.