Tan Lin

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United States
US
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United States
US
Born: 
1967
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Poet, novelist, filmmaker, and new media artist Tan Lin was born in Seattle to Chinese American parents from Shanghai. He earned a BA from Carleton College and an MA and a PhD from Columbia University. Lin’s work is tied to cultural and media studies in a mode of literature he defines as “ambient” literature, which draws on and samples source material from popular culture and the Internet to address issues involving copyright, plagiarism, and technology.

(Source: The Poetry Foundation Tan Lin bio page)

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Tan Lin
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Scott Rettberg