Heath Course Pak
Tan Lin


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Like its predecessor, HEATH (plagiarism/outsource), Heath Course Pak exists somewhere between a Project Gutenberg version of Samuel Pepys Diary and a minute-to-minute news feed and blog of Heath Ledger’s death. Sad, appropriated, lyrical and confused, the book contains a brief history of recent performance art, a legal defense of plagiarism, the diary of a poetry workshop at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, an MP3 protest song, and an examination of SMS and GMS technologies as distribution networks for human sadness. Multi-authored, and with numerous text blocks and photos, the revised edition contains 52 pages of new material, an interview, an annotated text, autographed photos of Jackie Chan and Heath Ledger, e-PostIts, COAs, and coffee/tea stains.

Tan Lin is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), Blipsoak 01 (Atelos, 2003), HEATH (plagiarism/outsource) (Zasterle, 2007), and Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking (Wesleyan, 2009). His visual and video work has been exhibited at the Yale Art Museum, the Sophienholm (Copenhagen), and the Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York City). He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at New Jersey City University.

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Heath Course Pak
Tan Lin
$52.00; 128 pgs.
Full color throughout
ISBN 978-1933996-27-1