Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004: The Joy of Cooking by Dr. Tan Lin of New York City, an associate professor of English at New Jersey City University, will receive the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Poetry/Literature Award for titles published in 2010. The book was published by Wesleyan University Press.
The award will be presented at the AAAS’s annual meeting in Washington. D.C. on April 14.
A 224-page book containing numerous illustrations, Seven Controlled Vocabularies explores what it means to be a book in a digital age. The book contains seven sections, each devoted to a particular art form: film, photography, painting, the novel, architecture, music, and theory. Each section includes both text and photographs.
Dr. Lin has published numerous books: Heath Course Pak (2012), Insomnia and the Aunt (2011), Bib. Rev. Ed. (2011), Purple/Pink Appendix (2010), Heath: Plagiarism/Outsource (2007); BlipSoak01 (2003), and Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe (1996).
His visual and video works have been exhibited at Yale University Art Gallery, the Sophienholm in Copenhagen, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery. A web-based version of two of his Powerpoint poems was recently commissioned for Artists Space.
Dr. Lin has served on the faculty at NJCU, where he teaches creative writing, since 2000.
He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 2012 grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and grants from the Asian
American Arts Alliance and the Andy Warhol Foundation.