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you are a little bit happier than i am (2006)

by Tao Lin

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Ok, so I think Tao Lin's poetry is better than his prose, at least more engaging. I didn't like everything here but it was mostly intense and interesting, which can't be bad. I loved the poem Spring Break, I would have given this a five for that alone had most of the others been just slightly better. A very intriguing author - I'm not sure if I like his style but I really want to read his work. ( )
  MartynChuzz | Feb 22, 2016 |
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“you are a little bit happier than i am has the energy and oddness of a thing that is rising very fast that is not supposed to be rising, or that is supposed to be rising but for a moment you forget that, and for a moment this ordinary thing looks very strange and exciting.”
—Deb Olin Unferth
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Reading Tao Lin's poetry is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovsky IM-ing Lili Brik. It's fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a clean shirt before it loads the gun.

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