Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Truong Tran's work seems to me to be part of a literary undertaking that has both sociological and aesthetic implications. Along with writers like Pamela Lu and Renee Gladman, Tran is advancing the interrelated questions of narration, historiography, and identity and establishing something new in American culture as well as in American literature, DUST AND CONSCIENCE speaks of a cultural position that simultaneously and from the start resists both marginalization and assimilation. The refusal to be displaced or to be incorporated is at the heart of the genre-bending evident in the work—it explains why the writing is, and must be, simultaneously prose and poetry, story and lyric. Something extremely important is going on, something wonderful."—Lyn Hejinian
Truong Tran is a poet and visual artist. His publications include The Book of Perceptions, Placing The Accents, dust and conscience (awarded the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Prize), within the margin, and Four Letter Words. Truong lives in San Francisco where he is currently teaching poetry at SFSU and Mills College.
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