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Preserving folk poetry in Vietnam June 29, 2010: Doctor Nguyen Xuan Kinh works to preserve ca dao, or folk poetry, which has been passed down orally from generation to generation. Ca dao dates back hundreds of years but it was only in the 18th century that scholars began to write it down. Now, about 13,000 original lines of poetry have been recorded. The term ca dao can be loosely [...] by

The Hole (Notes) April 24, 2010: This next month I am revising and typesetting my first book of poems, tentatively titled The Hole. Writing so much criticism and essay and working a lot this past year, it has been difficult at times to hold the ms in my attention. Now that May is before me (the book is due to my publisher, the brilliant Brian Whitener of Displaced Press, June [...] by