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About Arthur Sze

February 22, 2009

arthur-bw-smallerYou’ll want to catch Arthur Sze’s reading and workshop at UNM:

Arthur Sze Reading
7:30 pm, Wednesday March 4
Luminaria room of the SUB

Workshop from 4-6pm (see previous post)

Arthur Sze is the author of eight books of poetry: The Ginkgo Light (Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming in 2009), Quipu (Copper Canyon, 2005), The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese (Copper Canyon, 2001), The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998  (Copper Canyon, 1998), Archipelago (Copper Canyon, 1995), River River  (Lost Roads, 1987), Dazzled (Floating Island, 1982), Two Ravens (1976; revised edition, Tooth of Time, 1984), and The Willow Wind  (1972; revised edition, Tooth of Time, 1981).

His poems have appeared internationally in such publications as The American Poetry Review; Boston Review; Carnet de Route (Paris); Chicago Review; Conjunctions; Denver Quarterly; Field; The Georgia Review; Harvard Magazine; The Iowa Review; The Kenyon Review; Kyoto Journal; Manoa; New Letters; The New Yorker; Orion; The Paris Review; Ploughshares; The Poetry Foundation Website; Raster (Amsterdam); Unitas (Taipei); Virginia Quarterly Review; American Alphabets; The Best American Poetry (2004); Hotel Parnassus: Poetry International 2007 (Amsterdam); In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets after 1960; 2007 Pamirs Poetry Journey: The First Chinese-English Poetry Festival (Huangshan Mountain, China); Poets of the New Century; Pushcart Prize XXI. His poems have been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish. He was poet laureate of Santa Fe from 2006 to 2008 and is the recipient of an AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium) Faculty of the Year Award (2006), a Western States Book Award for Translation (2002); a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award (1998-2000); an Asian American Literary Award (1999); a Balcones Poetry Prize (1999); a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997); an American Book Award (1996); a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (1995); three Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Fellowships (1983, 1994, 1997); two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (1982, 1993); a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, Brown University (1991); a New Mexico Arts Division Interdisciplinary Grant (1988); and the Eisner Prize, University of California at Berkeley (1971). He was a Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University (2005), a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College (2004-2005), and has conducted residencies at Brown University, Bard College, and Naropa University.  He is also a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. (His wife, Carol Moldaw, is also reading in Albuquerque in February. See post.)

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