BlipSoak01 by Tan Lin

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Poetry. Asian American Studies. BLIPSOAK01 is a creative endeavor not only in the use of the page as more than a backdrop for words. Lin plays with the effects that the visual placement of words has on the reader, adding an extra dimension to already fascinating poetry.

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Tan Lin is a writer, artist, and critic. He is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (Sun and Moon Press) and his art and video work have been exhibted at the Yale Art Museum, the Sophienholm in Copenhagen, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City. His writings have appeared in numerous journals, including Conjunctions, Purple, Black Book, and Cabinet. He is a professor of English and creative writing at New Jersey City University.
Published November 1, 2003 by Atelos. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author of the acidly neo-dada Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (Sun & Moon 1996) here offers a poetry that is, on the one hand, designed to be "very very easy and relaxing at the synaptic level," and on the other, works as a mammoth study of the "lateral" page break—forcing a line of poetry, often in...

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